Category: Reviews

  • Ultraviolet (2006) Review

    Ultraviolet (2006) Review

    By Chloe McFadden “An incomprehensible and forgettable sci-fi thriller, Ultraviolet is inept in every regard.”Critic consensus, Rotten Tomatoes. The 2006 dystopian film Ultraviolet was a resounding flop. In 2019 it has a Rotten Tomato score of a measly 8% and slew of harsh critiques from viewers. Across most review websites there is a strong consensus…

  • If Beale Street Could Talk – Barry Jenkin’s contemporary take on James Baldwin and race relations

    If Beale Street Could Talk – Barry Jenkin’s contemporary take on James Baldwin and race relations

    By Nadia Maunsell Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk penetrates the murky waters of racial politics unlike any other film (that I’ve seen) recently. Rather than conform to the recurring techniques of Oscar-bait films that use race as a buzzword, Jenkins portrays a powerful and emotional film that plays out more like visual poetry…

  • Endgame: How space-age ‘colonisation’ ignores the history of Indigenous dis-empowerment on Earth

    Endgame: How space-age ‘colonisation’ ignores the history of Indigenous dis-empowerment on Earth

    By Nadia Maunsell Like the majority of Australians this month, I went to see the final instalment in the Avengers cache, mainly to experience a sense of closure and to fulfil my responsibility in witnessing the grand ending to one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time. What I discovered while listening to cosmic…

  • Rage Continued: A Review of Rebecca Traister’s, ‘Good and Mad, The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger’, by Georgia Rose Phillips

    Rage Continued: A Review of Rebecca Traister’s, ‘Good and Mad, The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger’, by Georgia Rose Phillips

    by Georgia Rose Phillips Anger, when observed in isolation, is often stigmatised or seen as an unpleasant or destructive force — especially when it comes from a woman. It is something many women have traditionally shied away from, and others have gone to great lengths to placate or console. However, as polemicist and writer-at-large for…

  • UNSW Med Revue – The Incredibly Racist

    Digital UNSW Med Revue – The Incredibly Racist By Lungol Wekina There’s something inexplicable about the feeling you get when you’re in the middle of a dark theatre and you’re surrounded by people laughing at racist remarks specifically targeting your own marginalised community. The first time it happens, you swallow your surprise and laugh nervously.…

  • Swansong

    Swansong

    Prose Swansong By Emily Olorin   I perch, trusting eyes locked with your own. I am achingly breathless in the blue that drowns me; I Ophelia, the curve of a lily at the bottom of a lake. A dove staring docile on the branches of a tree, giving its trust for the grain of corn…