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Latest Movies & Streaming Reviews

Tough topics and top turns elevate the dark tale of ‘The Whale’

Sad sack: Brendan Fraser plays a grossly obese teacher in ‘The Whale’. THE WHALE *** (117 minutes) M A strong ...
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Void of tension or fear, M Night Shyamalan’s latest effort ‘Knock at the Cabin’ delivers The ‘Meh’ Experience

House guests: Dave Bautista leads a group of deranged visionaries in ‘Knock at the Cabin’. KNOCK AT THE CABIN *1/2 ...
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Blanchett is brilliant in the opening reels of ‘Tár’, but she can’t save the film from gradually deflating into sheer dullness

Musical turn: Cate Blanchett plays the titular conductor in the drama ‘Tár’. TÁR ** (158 minutes) M The first 40 ...
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Though there are some really good bits in it, the ambitious three-hour Old Hollywood epic ‘Babylon’ is a quintessential mess of a film

Rest break: Margot Robbie stars as a silent-era starlet in ‘Babylon’. BABYLON ** (189 minutes) MA There are some truly ...
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Latest Articles & Commentary

COMMENT: So, Cate Blanchett, here’s the skinny – No Oscar For You; Molly Meldrum needs to shape up, not shut up

Cate Blanchett – lost in a word salad; Molly Meldrum needs to reclaim his public standing. Dear Cate – did ...
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Notes on the News of 2022 – a concise wrap-up of the events that defined the year – the big, the small and the silly

Happier times: Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in ‘The Rum Diary’, the film where they met and fell in love ...
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The Year in Film – 30 films that told the story of 2022

Top Tom: The star power of Tom Cruise proved unstoppable in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’. As audiences flocked back to cinemas ...
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EXHIBITION Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse @ NGV – Showcasing one of the most creative and controversial fashion designers of the 20th century – Overview & Review

Good, not great: The Alexander McQueen exhibition @ NGV is all about the work. Fans of the influential, notorious fashion ...
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Latest Comedy

In ‘Disgraceful’, Lucy Best recounts her naughty personal history, confronting issues of anxiety & misplaced shame; review/interview

“I want this show to be fun…I don’t want to dwell on the difficult bits but, of course, there were ...
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“Comedy is my way of making us all feel human together, because you can’t laugh with someone and hate them at the same time.”: Alice Fraser review & interview

“Sometimes I realize that I write my shows upside down.” REVIEW Alice Fraser, Chronos The Greek Centre Reviewed: 21 April ...
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Hard work still feels like play and experience has made stress a smaller issue for comedy festival fixture Simon Taylor: review/interview

“I do like that idea of the audience seeing you grow.” REVIEW Simon Taylor: Epic The Toff in Town Reviewed ...
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