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Arts

May 4, 2009

Attending theatre should be an experience; and the best kind is when every single thing around the audience creates that. Rarely do I have the joy of fully experiencing this, but upon entering She Wore a Becoming Dress I stepped into a large-scale world fashion show, where the thrust stage was a catwalk, the audience […]

May 4, 2009

You know that band, the one that you’ve liked since you were 15, but that nobody else got, no matter how many times you tried to convince them that they were the second coming, the saviors of pop, or the hottest shit on the block? Well, for me, The Dismemberment Plan were that band. At […]

May 4, 2009

Deep in the bowels of Salient, Uther Dean, Dominique Lecchi and myself sat down to battle the battling battle that battlers of comedy must in truth battle. By which I mean, we divied up what shows interested us in the first week of the Comedy Festival. It was a round table of under-excellence personified. Concern […]

May 4, 2009

In Monte Hellman’s The Shooting, a lengthy shot sim-ply holds on the face of Warren Oates. The longer it lasts the more handsome Oates seems—he is motionless and his eyes squint under his hallmark furrowed brow. And then he moves his mouth, and you realise it must be one of the strangest mouths to grace […]

May 4, 2009

I’ve been travelling, which, as an avid reader without a lot of spare time, has given me opportunities to catch up on some couch-time with a few good books. Coincidentally, I also did some sight seeing and bought a new book along the way. So I’m going to start by reviewing the book I acquired […]

May 4, 2009

Based on the novel by John Boyne, this film follows Bruno, a ten year-old-boy who moves with his parents to a new house on a farm. Young Bruno eventually finds a curious barbed-wire fence, housing Jewish captives in a Concentration Camp. With this discovery, he makes friends with a peculiar boy behind the fence named […]

May 4, 2009

Killzone 2, probably the most hyped up PS3 game in a long time. Being the neglected PS3 fanboy that I am, I bought into the hype, watching all the previews and beta test videos on YouTube. Needless to say my expectations were high, possibly even inflated. So after a long week at uni, in amongst […]

May 4, 2009

6pm: Poly-Zygotic Set in Newtown, is about a set of Samoan triplets—Also (Taofi Mose-Tuiloma), Masina (Tupe Lualua) and Tausaga (Asalemo Tofete)—and their preparations of an annual Samoan White Sunday celebration. The effective opening montage of their items through childhood conveys the importance and pressure of such a performance, with the potential either to greatly embarrass […]

May 4, 2009

So it’s two in the morning, you’ve just finished off your tasty falafel from Cuba Kebab (hopefully you remembered the student discount) and now you are struggling to reach the taxis on Dixon after chasing NeonSleep around at some delicious KFC-referenced gig up at San Fran. We’ve all been there. A regular Saturday and Sunday […]