The first six dancers moved across the stage in pulsating darkness to eerie, hypnotic music. The second seven danced in white in utter silence until they began to make noises that were halfway between a mosquito and a Gregorian chant.
Plays and movies are normally kept apart like peas and carrots. Yet here is Ibsen in One Take, happily breaking all the rules of dinner plate organisation.
R100 an off-the-hook Japanese film about BDSM that is utterly incomprehensible.
This endearing South Korean group gets you involved and hits you with a huge sound that you’d expect from the main stage at Womadelaide.
This beautifully rendered Russian animation applies a satirical lens to stratified class systems.
Omar is a taut and aesthetically stunning film that breaks your heart then smashes you in the face. It’s a tough story to take, but an important one.
In this insane gore-fest, a club of wannabe film-makers band together with an inarticulate loser and a psychotic former child star to film an epic katana battle between rival yakuza clans.
Showcasing precisely synchronised mastery of various props and techniques, the Shandong Acrobatic Troupe elevates the fable to the divine.
Every family has a history. A rich tapestry of heartache, joy, tragedy and triumph. Red Sorghum is one such history which juxtaposes simple beauty with senseless carnage.
Boyhood is a fraught yet funny film, and takes the unique approach of charting 12 actual years of Mason’s life.
See Still Life if you need a good cry and a reminder to spend more time with the people you love.
This account of one of the Great War’s most under-reported struggles is long overdue, although Ettie herself would probably have wondered what all the fuss was about.
Set in Nigeria, and based on the novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun is a tale of interpersonal tragedy set against the background of the Biafran War (1967-1970).
Bad Neighbours is destined to be one of those touchstones comedies that teenagers will rewatch endlessly and adults will hold up as a classic of the genre.
Do you ever wonder why there are so many hipsters? Discussions on the validity of the term aside, it’s because everyone loves being the person who ‘called it’ with something that’s popular. I had...
Review – Dr. Professor Neal Portenza: Performs his Own Autopsy Live on Stage. One Night Only. (Obviously).
It’s a strange feeling to come across something that could easily either be deceptively brilliant or inanely shit. Well, Dr. Professor Neal Portenza is exactly that. I still don’t know if I should be...