It’s starting to feel a lot like summer and the touring circuit is beginning to ramp up, sending our way the enigmatic burst of status quo changing sunshine that is Stella Donnelly.
XXX Neon Sign is the inaugural show for the newly established Rumpus Theatre collective of Bowden in the repurposed space previously occupied by Fontanelle Gallery on Sixth Street. South Australian composer Dan Thorpe, with a growing reputation for experimental nous, cuts an isolated figure at the piano as he navigates Australian poet James Andre’s work of the same title, illuminating Andre’s personal recollections of working in a porno store in Brisbane.
On behalf of director, Michael Engler, you are cordially invited to re-enter the world of high teas, proper manners and well dressed period drama in the film version of Downton Abbey.
Disney’s latest delve into the archives brings to the screen the picture real adaption of The Lion King… Bring your tissues, that no worries attitude and enjoy this honestly marvellous remake of the Disney classic when it hits cinemas around Australia from July 19.
The latest film from writer / director Hlynur Palmason, A White, White Day, unfolds the fragility and madness of grief in a raw and brutally honest portrayal of a man attempting to come to terms with the loss of his wife and the discovery of her secrets.
Internationally acclaimed comedy goddesses, Tash York and and Boo Dwyer, come together to deliver the most heartwarming, laugh out loud, sing along dish of petty you could ever want in Petty Bitches… a brilliantly delightful blend of humour, pettiness (of course) and 90’s pop culture references.
Rocketman does nothing short of strap you in and send you deep into the life of Elton John on his rise to fame, the fantastical, bejewelled, colourful, explosion of chaos that it is… You walk into this film expecting to see the music and the career that made the legend, but what you’re gifted is the beautifully raw Reginald Kenneth Dwight, learning that the only love he ever needed to want was his own. Rocketman is a cinematic musical masterpiece and a heart-warming ode to selflove.
The Upside News got a chance to talk to legendary song writer, Andrew McSweeney about Dirty Rascal’s latest single release, What Would Love Do and coinciding tour, politics and motivations, what it was like working with the late great Ross Hannaford and plans for the future.
Us is every bit as chilling and unsettling as the trailer alludes. Peele, along with an astounding cast and production team deliver the kind of film that paves the way for a new era of horror, one that may just try to live among us, or at least force us to better understand ourselves. Be prepared for a slight existential crisis, a complete disenchantment with 11:11 and be kinder to your reflection, you know, just in case it turns out to be alive.
Immoral Kombat is sure to remain a firm favourite amongst the scene, but hit performances in this subversion of burlesque were too inconsistent to realise the true promise of this show.