drama

A Beast In Black Sheep’s Clothing

A juxtaposition of serial killer mystery and genre romance, Beast boasts an absorbing tonal shift from drama to thriller, marking Michael Pearce as one to watch....

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Delusion and Fragile Knowledge: Take Shelter

Take Shelter boasts an insidious dread throughout, the tension building to near unbearable levels in this effective portrait of the deterioration of mental health. ...

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Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

That Good Night is a slightly disappointing swansong for the late John Hurt, nevertheless the actor shines in this moral quandary....

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Feminism and the Virgin Whore: Antiporno

Fiercely lurid and often surreal, Sion Sono's tribute to Japan's Roman Porno is a whirlwind trip into sexual dichotomy....

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The Horror of Domestic Abuse: Custody

Powerful in its neorealism and examination of an abusive relationship, Custody is an impressive feature debut that demands to be seen....

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Interracial Tensions and Civil Unrest: Gook

Justin Chon’s sophomore feature packs a punch as a small-scale representation of what led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots....

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Justice Is A Fallacy: The Third Murder

As an exercise in philosophical musings on the nature of true justice, The Third Murder challenges the viewer with a compelling ambiguity....

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Civil Savagery in The Age of Innocence

Martin Scorsese's sumptuous period piece is a scathing look at the coercive pressures and societal expectations of high society....

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Disenfranchised Youth: Love and Other Cults

Love and Other Cults, Third Window's second collaboration with Eiji Uchida, is a quirky comedy that holds deep sadness....

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Franciska Themerson: Designing the Avant Garde

Whimsical worlds: Revisiting the Avant-Garde...

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Loitered Lens: Womadelaide 2017

After 25 years, Womadelaide still surprises. Photos from 2017's edition...

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Pop Symbols and Unsettling Icons (Kyary Pamyu Pamyu @ Koko)

On hyper-reality, symbolism, visual constructs and pop music. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu at Koko ...

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Une Femme Au Soleil: Montreuil Theatre, Avignon

Searching for the mean streets amongst Avignon's pleasant boulevards...

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TV at its most cynical. The Magician’s Apprentice (Doctor Who)

Audience figures for Saturday night’s mess are the lowest ever for a Who series opener. You’d think they would have got the hint....

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