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Latest Movies & Streaming Reviews

Gory Christmas cheer in ‘Violent Night’; Fleeing oppression in taut chase thriller ‘Kompromat’

Naughty or nice?: David Harbour as Santa Claus in ‘Violent Night’. VIOLENT NIGHT ***1/2 (112 minutes) MA You have to ...
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REVIEW/INTERVIEW: ‘Surrogate’, another taut Aussie tale of terror; director David Willing discusses the film’s style and the disciplines of making a low-budget movie

Nice kid: A child medium (Ellie Stewart) helps out a haunted house in ‘Surrogate’. SURROGATE *** (95 minutes) M One ...
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‘Seriously Red’, a laughless, seriously bad Australian comedy

Dire duo: Krew Boylan and Rose Byrne belt out a number in ‘Seriously Red’. SERIOUSLY RED 1/2 (98 minutes) M ...
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Latest Articles & Commentary

Gay rom-com ‘Bros’ is pretty funny but misses the mainstream mark ‘In & Out’ hit 25 years ago

Happy together: Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane in the rom-com ‘Bros’. BROS **1/2 (115 minutes) MA Fitting squarely into the ...
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The Picasso Century – an overview of a remarkable NGV exhibition

Man of powers: The wide-ranging influence of one of the 20th century’s defining artists is explored in ‘The Picasso Century’ ...
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Sweet, social-realist romance with ‘Ali & Ava’; Likeable, if predictable mentor-student tale in fashion drama ‘Haute Couture’

Perfect mismatch: Adeel Akhta and Claire Rushbrook star in the rom-drama ‘Ali & Ava’. ALI & AVA *** (94 minutes) ...
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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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