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RevFest: Free Fire

Acclaimed English director Ben Wheatley has revealed himself to be one of the nation’s most interesting practitioners. He seems to feel a palpable discontentment pertaining to any sort of audience expectation, instead choosing to violently buck against good sense and restraint in favour of delving into some...

Fire at Sea’s Fresh Eyes on the Refugee Crisis

Fire at Sea is an observational Italian documentary that explores Europe’s refugee crisis through a non-politicised lens. Screening as a part of Perth International Art Festival’s second film season, Gianfranco Rosi’s Oscar-nominated piece offers no stringent call-to-action but rather leaves space for interpretation, observation and humanity. The...

The Gothics: Frankenstein Review

The story of Frankenstein and his monster is an infamous piece of gothic literature, so it seems only fitting that it would be the story to close this three show series. Sometimes misunderstood, with some confusing Frankenstein as the creature and not the Doctor who resurrected him,...

The Gothics: The Mummy Rises Review

Helmed by The Hip Productions, this week’s The Gothics took us on an expedition to 1890 Egypt in The Mummy Rises, a chilling comedy adventure that will leave you wanting more. The Gothics is a three-show production consisting of Dracula, The Mummy Rises and Frankenstein, with a different theatre company producing...

The Gothics: Dracula Review

The name Dracula is infamous, even those who have never read the book or seen a film containing the iconic character know who he is. The vampire king has been a legendary literary figure for 119 years. And as part of a three show series called The...

Revelations Film Festival: OBSERVANCE

An unnerving pan showing waves crashing on a peculiar black-and-white beach where meaning is inexplicable. And so begins Observance, one creepy psychological thriller exploring voyeurism, grief, and the sickness of the human condition. Premiering in WA as a part of Revelation Film Fest’s ‘May Revelations’ last month,...