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MOVIE REVIEW: MEAL TICKETS

MOVIE REVIEW: MEAL TICKETS

MOVIE REVIEW: MEAL TICKETS Directed by Mat de Koning Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 10/10 MEAL TICKETS SCREENS: FEB 18 Dendy Cinemas – Newtown – NSW FEB 16 Dendy Cinemas – Canberra – ACT FEB 17 Dendy Cinemas – Coorparoo – QLD FEB 23 Cinema Nova – Carlton – VIC Mat de Koning fell in with […]

THEATRE REVIEW: YASGUR’S FARM as part of FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL, PERTH

THEATRE REVIEW: YASGUR’S FARM as part of FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL, PERTH

THEATRE REVIEW: YASGUR’S FARM as part of FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL, PERTH By Shane Pinnegar Josie Marchant takes the stage for Fringe World’s YASGUR’S FARM looking the part to a tee – flowing, garishly floral dress, acoustic guitar, long, slightly unkempt locks – and proceeds to tell us the story of the little festival that changed […]

THEATRE REVIEW: MOVIN’ MELVIN BROWN as part of FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL, PERTH

THEATRE REVIEW: MOVIN’ MELVIN BROWN as part of FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL, PERTH

THEATRE REVIEW: MOVIN’ MELVIN BROWN as part of FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL, PERTH By Shane Pinnegar Movin’ Melvin Brown tells his fascinating life story – A Man, A Magic, A Music – with warm humour, generous humility and a whole lotta singing and tap dancing in his autobiographical show. From his 1940’s Ohio upbringing, this all-singing […]

REVIEW/INTERVIEW: PRICE OF TWO PINTS with LOGY ON FIRE at Opticum, as part of Fringe World

REVIEW/INTERVIEW: PRICE OF TWO PINTS with LOGY ON FIRE at Opticum, as part of Fringe World

REVIEW/INTERVIEW: PRICE OF TWO PINTS with LOGY ON FIRE at Opticum, as part of Fringe World By Brian Dunne The Opticum is a fabulous prefabricated theatre-in-the-round which is spectacularly well suited for a performance of the type performed by Logy on Fire; a solo circus show, sans elephants and lions, naturally. Logy On Fire is […]

BOOK REVIEW: Pugs & Prejudice by Jane Austen with Eliza Garrett

BOOK REVIEW: Pugs & Prejudice by Jane Austen with Eliza Garrett

BOOK REVIEW: Pugs & Prejudice by Jane Austen with Eliza Garrett Wildfire September 2017 Hardcover, $19.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Humour / Parody / Classics 9/10 CLASSIC TAILS – the greatest works of literature, as told by the finest breeds. We all have our favourite classic novels; books that have been beloved to us since childhood, […]

THEATRE REVIEW: THE UNBELIEVABLES

THEATRE REVIEW: THE UNBELIEVABLES

THEATRE REVIEW: THE UNBELIEVABLES Crown Theatre, Perth – January 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 The producers of the recent Illusionists shows bring a touch of Vegas to Perth with The Unbelievables, an action and comedy packed variety show at Crown Theatre compered by stand-up comedian Harrison Greenbaum, a very funny man who […]

MOVIE REVIEW: SWEET COUNTRY

MOVIE REVIEW: SWEET COUNTRY

MOVIE REVIEW: SWEET COUNTRY Directed by Warwick Thornton Starring Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Tremayne & Trevon Doolan, Hamilton Morris Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Australia is a sweet country for many of us, that is for sure, but the nation’s historical and present-day treatment of her Indigenous peoples is a disgrace. Warwick Thornton (Samson & […]

LIVE: RUBBER SOULED @ Fringe World Festival, Perth

LIVE: RUBBER SOULED @ Fringe World Festival, Perth

LIVE: RUBBER SOULED @ Fringe World Festival, Perth Saturday, 3 February, 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Starring The Milford Street Shakers, Rubber Souled re-imagines classic hits from The Beatles through the soulful R&B lens of Motown. A twelve piece ensemble which includes the velvet might of singer Lee Morunga’s vocals, a triple horn and triple […]

LIVE: DAVE CALLAN in Every Video Clip Ever @ Fringe World Festival, Perth

LIVE: DAVE CALLAN in Every Video Clip Ever @ Fringe World Festival, Perth

LIVE: DAVE CALLAN in Every Video Clip Ever @ Fringe World Festival, Perth Friday, 2 February, 2018 – runs until 11 Feb Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar If ever you’ve fancied seeing a “man who looks like a Viking dancing in a comedy way,” then get thee to Dave Callan’s Every Video Clip Ever show at […]

BOOK REVIEW: Three Cheers for Women! by Marcia Williams

BOOK REVIEW: Three Cheers for Women! by Marcia Williams

BOOK REVIEW: Three Cheers for Women! by Marcia Williams Walker Books Ltd February 2018 Hardcover, $27.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Children & Teenagers / Children’s Non-Fiction 6/10 Hip hip hooray. In Marcia Williams’ latest picture book she offers up lots of joyful jubilation for over 70 famous women from history. This book is a fine […]

BOOK REVIEW: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

BOOK REVIEW: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

BOOK REVIEW: Scythe by Neal Shusterman Walker Books February 2017 Paperback, $16.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Young Adult / Speculative 7.5/10 Thou shalt kill. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end […]

BOOK REVIEW: Dyschronia by Jennifer Mills

BOOK REVIEW: Dyschronia by Jennifer Mills

BOOK REVIEW: Dyschronia by Jennifer Mills Picador January 2018 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Literary / Speculative Fiction / Magical Realism 7/10 One morning, the residents of a small coastal town somewhere in Australia wake to discover the sea has disappeared. One among them has been plagued by troubling visions of this cataclysm for […]

BOOK REVIEW: Whispering in French - A Novel by Sophia Nash

BOOK REVIEW: Whispering in French – A Novel by Sophia Nash

BOOK REVIEW: Whispering in French – A Novel by Sophia Nash HarperCollins Publishers August 2017 Paperback, $24.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Fiction / Modern & Contemporary Fiction 7/10 At university, a friend casually observed that those studying psychology tended to be people who seemed the most neurotic personalities themselves. The same rings true for the […]

BOOK REVIEW: A Bold Life by Kerri-Anne Kennerley

BOOK REVIEW: A Bold Life by Kerri-Anne Kennerley

BOOK REVIEW: A Bold Life by Kerri-Anne Kennerley Pan Macmillan Australia October 2017 Hardcover, $44.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Biographies & True Stories / Arts & Entertainment 6/10 Kerri-Anne Kennerley is a blonde bombshell and the Queen of Australian TV. She has lived a rich and charmed life as she describes in her […]

BOOK REVIEW: Body Music by Julie Maroh

BOOK REVIEW: Body Music by Julie Maroh

BOOK REVIEW: Body Music by Julie Maroh Arsenal Pulp Press December 2017 Paperback, $34.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Graphic Novel / GLBTQ / Anothology 6/10 Attraction, desire, breaking up, making up: Body Music explores the language of love and relationships. Set in Montreal, a typical metropolis where strangers meet under varying circumstances and either fall in love […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Economists’ Diet - Two Formerly Obese Economists Find the Formula for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off by Christopher Payne PhD and Rob Barnet

BOOK REVIEW: The Economists’ Diet – Two Formerly Obese Economists Find the Formula for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off by Christopher Payne PhD and Rob Barnet

BOOK REVIEW: The Economists’ Diet – Two Formerly Obese Economists Find the Formula for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off by Christopher Payne PhD and Rob Barnett Pan Macmillan Australia December 2017 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Family & Health / Popular Medicine & Health 8/10 The Economists’ Diet was written by […]

BOOK REVIEW: Her Body & Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

BOOK REVIEW: Her Body & Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

BOOK REVIEW: Her Body & Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado Serpent’s Tail January 2018 Hardcover, $24.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Short Stories / Speculative Fiction / Feminist Fiction 8/10 In her provocative debut, Carmen Maria Machado demolishes the borders between magical realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. Startling narratives map […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Great Australian Adventurer - Ben Carlin's Epic Journey Around the World by Amphibious Jeep by Gordon Bass

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Great Australian Adventurer – Ben Carlin’s Epic Journey Around the World by Amphibious Jeep by Gordon Bass

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Great Australian Adventurer – Ben Carlin’s Epic Journey Around the World by Amphibious Jeep by Gordon Bass Random House Australia July 2017 Paperback, $34.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Biographies & True Stories 7.5/10 The name Ben Carlin may not mean much to some people, but American author, Gordon Bass […]

BOOK REVIEW: Upside-Down Dogs by Serena Hodson

BOOK REVIEW: Upside-Down Dogs by Serena Hodson

BOOK REVIEW: Upside-Down Dogs by Serena Hodson Hachette Australia October 2017 Hardcover, $19.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Picture Book 8/10 I think we humans all have an integral, DNA-level connection to dogs and their wolf forbears. Yeah, I know – some of you are cat people, and more power to you, but you can upgrade […]

BOOK REVIEW: What Does This Button Do? – Bruce Dickinson

BOOK REVIEW: What Does This Button Do? – Bruce Dickinson

BOOK REVIEW: What Does This Button Do? – Bruce Dickinson Harper Collins October 2017 Paperback, $34.99 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Autobiography 8/10 Legendary Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson’s memoir is light on the career dirt, but a fascinating insight into what makes this one-of-a-kind tick. Dickinson makes no bones about not wanting to write a […]

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