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The best thing about horror film The School is its poster

With a scenario centred on a doctor trapped in an inescapable hell, new Australian horror The School should be an engaging film. Unfortunately, writes media studies lecturer and reviewer Ari Mattes, it isn’t.


North by Northwest: it's action, action, action

With rapid scene changes, 12 actors playing more than 30 roles and plenty of classic Hitchcock twists, North by Northwest is the kind of show audiences can’t help getting swept up in, actor Matt Day says ahead of the play’s opening in Adelaide this month.

Adelaide Fringe

Adelaide Fringe unveils 'a month of marvellous mayhem' for 2019

Adelaide Fringe has today released its 2019 program and it’s bigger than ever, with a large increase in circus and theatre shows and a host of quirky new venues – including a laundromat, caravan park and hot-air balloon.

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The critic, embedded

To explore the role of the theatre critic in the age of mass opinion, The Mill writer in residence Ben Brooker embedded with Theatre Republic to witness the coming together of its debut production, Lines.


Review: The Merry Widow

Director and choreographer Graeme Murphy has created a visual feast with this pacy new production of The Merry Widow presented by the State Opera, writes reviewer Greg Elliott.

Arts & Culture

Art of the City: Adelaide Parklands’ quiet and unmoving sentinels

The beehive-shaped stone sculptures in the Parklands beside Sir Donald Bradman Drive are a familiar sight to many Adelaideans. As part of a new series on Adelaide art, Katherine Arguile looks at their origins and inspiration.

Film reviews

Adelaide Festival

From the sublime to the strange: Adelaide Festival's 2019 line-up

A confronting play revealing refugee stories from Manus and Nauru, a pop-up installation selling ‘human soap’ and a free Symphony for Our World outdoor concert are among the diverse offerings of the 2019 Adelaide Festival program.

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Poet's Corner

Books & Poetry

The never-ending story of Adelaide’s second-hand bookshops

Adelaide retains a resilient cluster of colourful second-hand and antiquarian booksellers who, driven by a labour of literary love, have defied the contemporary threats to the industry. And their stories suggest the printed book is far from dead.

Off the Wall - Art Gallery treasures