FILM REVIEW: August: Osage County

August: Osage County (John Wells, 2013)

August: Osage County is based on playwright Tracy Letts’ Tony-award winning play about a family who reunite following the death of the family patriarch (Sam Shepard). Meryl Streep stars as matriarch Violet Weston, a complete psycho-bitch of a mother who is battling cancer and is addicted to prescription drugs. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: August: Osage County

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Melbourne Theatre 2013 in Review

I haven’t seen a musical in over 2 months (*gasp*!) and I’m waiting for Grease tickets to not be a total rip, so for now I will review the year that was 2013 in the theatre world. Again there’s a fair few to get through so apologies for the length. This list mostly consists of professional musicals along with a couple of Broadway-star concerts, a charity event, and a play. Continue reading Melbourne Theatre 2013 in Review

My Worst Films of 2013

I generally avoid movies that are clearly going to be shit so this is by no means a list of THE worst films of the year. Rather, these are the films I saw for some reason or another (they got good reviews/ the trailer looked good/ a friend wanted me to go) but my ultimate verdict was: crap. I have included some spoilers here (with spoiler alerts) but these shouldn’t matter because you shouldn’t bother watching any of these films. Continue reading My Worst Films of 2013

Welcome! + My favourite movies of 2013

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Welcome! I’m often told I see way too many movies and musicals (although, seriously you guys, seeing Wicked three times in a thirteen month run is NOT that much- others saw it 100+ times). I’ve decided that my passion for film and theatre should be put to some use in the form of a regular blog where I will review those films or productions that I feel like I have something worth writing about. I realise that lumping film and theatre together might seem a bit broad for some (especially those weirdos that “hate musicals” – way to generalise by the way) but film and theatre are related in many ways and I will do whatever I damn well please! I may also add in the occasional television-related post as I’m an avid TV fan also. Continue reading Welcome! + My favourite movies of 2013