Reviews

Review: The Tallest Man on Earth

  There is a reason that critics continually compare Kristian Matsson (aka The Tallest Man on Earth) to Bob Dylan. It’s always a comparison one should take with a grain of salt, but, for Matsson, no comparison could be truer. Lyrically and musically, Matsson weaves the same magical threads of folk …

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Review: Amour

  Honesty is the best policy, right? I’d always thought being brutally honest was better than prettying up the truth with bells and whistles, but after watching Michael Haneke’s latest film, Amour, I’m not so sure anymore. There’s one thing I am sure of, however: the German auteur doesn’t let his …

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Review: Amok by Atoms for Peace

  Atoms For Peace are one super supergroup. It consists of Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Radiohead’s producer Nigel Godrich, drummer for Beck and R.E.M. Joey Waronker, and Brazillian percussionist Mauro Refosco. Despite touring together since 2009, the band only released their debut album, Amok, on …

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Review: SimCity

The game that convinced me to become an engineer is back, in its best rendition yet. The SimCity franchise is a massively popular city-building series developed by simulation powerhouse, Maxis, also responsible for the most popular game franchise of all time — The Sims. The original SimCity was released in …

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Review: Make Yourself At Home

Piss-bolting through Redfern on a rainy afternoon of last week, I bee-lined my way past bedraggled nine-to-fivers and arrived at the Chinalink Gallery. The current exhibition, Make Yourself At Home, showcasing the works of four emerging Chinese-Australian artists, was a definite shift from the industrial streetscape outside.

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