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Arts Reviews

Review: Arj Barker's comedic expertise shines through in 'We Need To Talk'

Arj Barker's We Need To Talk is running until Sunday April 21 as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Review: Jimeoin's charisma captures the room in 'Result!'

Jimeoin's Result! runs until Sunday April 21 (bar Mondays) as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Review: James Acaster’s 'Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999' is as funny and unpredictable as his earlier work

James Acaster's Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 runs until Sunday April 21 (bar Mondays) as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

'Mann Up and Take The Paine' is a masterclass in producing a successful daily soap in case you were considering it

Mann Up and Take The Paine runs until Sunday April 21 as part of 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

'High Life' hones in on the psychological horrors of being alone in space

High Life runs until Tuesday April 16 as part of the Alliance Française French Film Festival.

'Who You Think I Am' is a psychological drama for the modern age

Who You Think I Am runs until Wednesday April 10 as part of the 2019 Alliance Française French Film Festival.

What you should take away from watching ‘Leaving Neverland’

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'Captain Marvel' is worth the hype it's built for itself

Captain Marvel is released in Australia on Thursday March 7 2019.

'Hotel Mumbai' humanises the events of a real-live, harrowing tragedy

Hotel Mumbai is released in Australian cinemas Thursday March 14.

Mike Bartlett's 'Cock' is theatrically strong, but its themes are outdated

Cock is running at fortyfivedownstairs until Sunday February 10 as part of Midsumma Festival.

Christian Marclay's 'The Clock' is a mesmerising piece of film

The Clock runs from January 23 to March 10 at ACMI, with 24-hour screenings happening every Thursday.

'On the Basis of Sex' is emotionally strong but doesn't completely do RBG's timeline justice

On The Basis of Sex opens in Australian cinemas on February 6.

Aquaman was always ridiculous, but the film takes it to the next level

Aquaman is released in Australia on Wednesday December 26.

Tina Arena's performance in 'Evita' pays homage to a timeless story

Evita is currently running at Arts Centre Melbourne. For tickets, head to evitathemusical.com.au.

'Bushland' is a bleak, fascinating walkthrough of what happens when you die

Bushland ran as part of the Mere Mortals exhibition series.

Punctum’s 'Public Cooling House' offers a beautiful, strange and literally cool ritual

The Public Cooling House ran as part of the Mere Mortals exhibition series.

Review: Circus Oz reinforces its reputation as a quadruple threat with 'Rock Bang'

Catch Circus Oz: Rock Bang from Thursday November 15 until Sunday November 25 at the Malthouse Theatre, Southbank. Tickets via the venue website. 

Review: 'A Mysterious Illness' digs up an unsolved Melbourne mystery

A Mysterious Illness is running between Thursday November 8 and Sunday November 25. For more information, visit artshouse.com.au.

Review: 'The Crimes of Grindelwald' is a reflection of today’s political turmoil

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald is released in Australia on Thursday November 15.

Review: School of Rock the Musical puts a boost of fun into a classic film

School of Rock the Musical is on now at Her Majesty’s Theatre from Wednesday to Sunday until February 3. Tickets available via schoolofrockthemusical.com.au. 

Why Nils Frahm is the antidote to shortened attention spans

Nils Frahm's performance was part of the 2018 Melbourne International Arts Festival.

Circus show Lexicon is a charmingly low-tech flight of fancy

Lexicon is running until Sunday October 21 at the Melbourne International Arts Festival. Get tickets here.