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Rachael Mead

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Film review: Neruda

From the opening scene in which we see Pablo Neruda pissing in the Chilean Senate house, which strangely doubles as an opulent urinal, this unconventional biopic has the viewer deliciously off-balance.

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Film review: Summer 1993

Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993), the centrepiece of the Spanish Film Festival and winner of Best First Feature at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival, is a tender, slow burn of a film that will play on your mind for days.

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Film review: Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones, the film adaptation of Craig Silvey’s classic coming-of-age novel, tells the dark and often poignant story of a young boy coming to terms with racism in his small hometown of Corrigan in Western Australia.


Film review: T2 Trainspotting

Danny Boyle’s original Trainspotting film shocked audiences with its violence and graphic commentary on 1990s Scottish drug culture, but it also won a legion of fans. So how does the sequel stack up?

Adelaide Fringe

Review: Trainspotting Live

From the moment you enter the Trainspotting performance space, which feels like a cross between an underground tube station and a urinal, you are transported back 20 years to the grungy club scene of the 1990s. ★★★★