February 2016

Review: The Life of Pablo

For most of us, that part-fabricated, all-celebrity iconic soup marinates his entire identity, and unfortunately for The Life of Pablo, any alternative interpretation you could try scooping out of his actual music still stinks of it. Harry Manson reviews.

For Your Commiseration: An Antidote to #OscarsSoWhite

"Let us be clear. The Academy has a diversity problem. The film industry has a diversity crisis." In the run-up to the whitewashed 2016 Oscars, Jaymes Durante writes about the persistent and overwhelming lack of representation within the big-budget film industry, and the (mostly) old white men that keep it that way.

Fringe World Review: Snake/Bad Adam

If you’re looking for something to really sink your teeth into and to leave you breathless, ‘Snake/Bad Adam’ is worth every moment. And you had better not bring your folks along – it’ll just be awkward. Caz Stafford reviews.

Interview: Matthew Lehmann (West Australian Ballet)

"Here, most people are quite welcoming to the fact I do ballet, it’s only guys in suits that seem to have a problem with me. Bikers I meet at the pub, who you might anticipate having the biggest problem, instead congratulate me for doing what I love.” Samuel J. Cox interviews Principal Dancer at the West Australian Ballet, Matthew Lehmann.
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Review: Brooklyn

Brooklyn, about voyages across physical seas and oceans of sentiment, is so refreshingly amorous to the eye and the heart that I could easily consider it radical. Jaymes Durante reviews.

Fringe World Review: Sinsuality

‘Sinsuality’ is a dark and dramatic riot of circus, ariels, burlesque, and pole dancing that illustrates the seven deadly sins and will leave you breathless.

Fringe World Review: Sleeping Beauty

These two protagonists are “guests” of a sleep clinic, wearing uniformed striped pajamas and consuming questionable drugs. They reflect a sense of innocence and vulnerability in their failures to overcome their plagued dreams, characterising them as the modern day “Sleeping Beauties”. Review by Gabby Loo.