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FILM REVIEW: Ruben Guthrie

Ruben Guthrie (Brendan Cowell, 2015)

Have you ever responded with dismay when a friend has refused an alcoholic beverage? Do you live in Australia? If you answered yes to both of these questions, Ruben Guthrie should hit close to home. Brendan Cowell directs this adaptation of his 2008 play, reflecting a very flawed attitude to booze back to the viewer. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Ruben Guthrie

FILM REVIEW: The Infinite Man

The Infinite Man (Hugh Sullivan, 2014)

Josh McConville & Hannah Marshall
Josh McConville & Hannah Marshall

I have to hand it to the writers of time travel stories, even if they are often full of plot holes. As a relatively uncreative person, I can barely comprehend the ability to create these weird paradox/infinite loop stories, just like how I can’t comprehend how dancers can learn whole ballets (and don’t even get me started on choreographers – they’re FREAKS!) You could criticise the inconsistences in The Infinite Man, but let’s face it. Time travel rarely makes sense. I don’t think it can.

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THEATRE REVIEW: Glengarry Glen Ross

Glengarry Glen Ross (Melbourne Theatre Company, 2014)

Alex Dimitriades and Brett Cousins
Alex Dimitriades and Brett Cousins

The first bars of Queen’s ‘Under Pressure’ played as the curtain rose for Glengarry Glen Ross and for a second I hoped the cast were going to break out into song. Being much more familiar with musical theatre, I am still getting used to the nature of straight plays. Continue reading THEATRE REVIEW: Glengarry Glen Ross