Hugh Hutchison

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Review: Down Under

A cut above 'Four Lions' with a Cronulla riot context, director Abe Forsythe "produces the most nuanced simultaneous critique of nationalism and idealistic multiculturalism that we’re likely to see for some time". Review by Hugh Hutchison.

Preservation of the Soul through Pop, Personality and Punk

Where everything about Blackstar radiates a sense of maturity and mortality – from the disturbing bedridden music video for the album’s second single ‘Lazarus’ to the foreboding, anti-pop instrumentals – Lulu is almost a cheap imitation of what made Reed such an appealing figure musically, his trademark gristle still present, but without any of the poetry that made him such an inspiring figure to the musically minded.