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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

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FILM REVIEW: Venus in Fur

Venus in Fur (Roman Polanski, 2013)

Venus in Fur is a film adaptation of a stage adaptation of a novella. Furthermore, the stage adaptation is about a (fictional) stage adaptation of the novella. Yes you read that right: LAYERS. The novella, Venus in Furs was written in 1870 by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, who inspired the term ‘masochism’ – a prominent aspect of his work. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Venus in Fur

THEATRE REVIEW: Private Lives (Melbourne Theatre Company)

Private Lives (Melbourne Theatre Company, 2014)

When the curtain came down I was a bit lost for words. All I could do was shake my head and ask “what just happened?” I was so confused. I didn’t get the point…but I did. But I just didn’t. AND WHY WAS THERE JACKSON FIVE MUSIC IN A 1930s PLAY?! Continue reading THEATRE REVIEW: Private Lives (Melbourne Theatre Company)

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