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1984: Reimagined On Stage

1984 may be many things but it is not a love story. There is no happy ending. It may feature love, hope, and rebellion but it is not a tale that leaves you satisfied and warm-hearted. 1984 is not enjoyable, at least in the sense of ‘joy’. 1984,...

RevFest: Get Your Shorts On!

The final night of the Revelations Film Festival made time to showcase a collection of Australian-made short films. Overall, the quality of the output was high – the acting was uniformly excellent, the directorial visions were mostly clear and effective, and the generous budgets for each were...

RevFest: 78/52

There have been moments throughout pop-culture history so powerfully felt upon their reveal, and now so deeply ingrained within the collective consciousness of the populace, that it’s actually possible to chart how life changed from that moment onward. And not just for those who witnessed the moment,...

RevFest: Free Fire

Acclaimed English director Ben Wheatley has revealed himself to be one of the nation’s most interesting practitioners. He seems to feel a palpable discontentment pertaining to any sort of audience expectation, instead choosing to violently buck against good sense and restraint in favour of delving into some...

The Merry Widow: A Rom-Com Opera

Opera is a diverse and captivating genre. It often gets a bad reputation as mere melodrama but opera needs to be experienced to be understood. There’s no way of understanding the depths of a novel without cracking open the book and, with opera, you really need to...