Tag: Review

  • Wild Beasts – Present Tense

    Wild Beasts – Present Tense

    Album Review by Kyle Redman The sonic evolution of UK quartet Wild Beasts through previous albums, Limbo, Panto, Two Dancers and Smother, presents itself in its most complete form on Present Tense. Their fourth record, and one that’s essentially guitar-less, sees the band lose their raw musical drama in place of reflection upon post-millennial misery. […]

  • The Day the Laughter Stopped

    The Day the Laughter Stopped

    [youtube_sc url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYU7owEgJgg”] Game Review by Sarah Fernandes Trigger warning: rape, discussion of rape culture The splash screen for The Day the Laughter Stopped is graced by a hauntingly vague video compilation of the game’s praises, set to the sound of waves crashing along a shore. “It’s hard to play this game, but it’s necessary that […]

  • Review: Lore

    Review: Lore

    Every now and then you experience something that is so unsettling and disturbingly sad that you just know it can’t end well. Although you still retain that small glimmer of hope, deep down in your heart of hearts that little voice tells you that there is absolutely no chance of a happy ending. Welcome to Lore, […]

  • Review: Solitudes by David Jon Kassan

    Review: Solitudes by David Jon Kassan

    There’s something deeply powerful and captivating about Brooklyn-based painter David Jon Kassan’s paintings. They’re the kind of works that stop you in your tracks, suspending you before them. This is in part due to the technical skill that they clearly showcase – it’s almost inconceivable that a person can reproduce, out of paint, so realistic […]

  • Review: The London Years at Brett Whiteley Studio

    Review: The London Years at Brett Whiteley Studio

    Tucked away in the back streets of Surry Hills is a studio where one of Australia’s most iconic artists, Brett Whiteley, used to live and create in. Post-divorce and in the throes of heroin and alcohol addiction, it was a space Whiteley retreated to four years before his fatal overdose in 1992. It’s a fascinating homage […]

  • Review: Woody Allen: A Documentary & Marley

    Review: Woody Allen: A Documentary & Marley

    According to Carl Jung, neurotics are well-adjusted people preoccupied with the meaning of their existence. The popular manifestations of the characters inhabited by filmmaker Woody Allen and late reggae musician Bob Marley no doubt occupy polar ends of the neurotic spectrum. Allen – “I’m not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there […]