The groove was contagious when Lee Fields and The Expressions took their audience on a soul-train ride on the Adelaide Festival’s Riverbank Palais.
Middle Aged Men In Lycra – a term synonymous with bulging body parts, weekend jaunts while the rest of the family is left at home and obligatory café coffee shots – hits the big time in this feature-length documentary.
Writer-director Joseph Pinzon weaves acrobatics, physical manipulation and circus feats with a sense of carnival and adolescent melodrama in Filament. ★★★★
Retelling the true survival story of 115 workers after an oil drilling disaster may sound like the recipe for an uplifting cinematic experience, but Deepwater Horizon is not a feel-good film.
Singer-songwriter Ryan Wells’ songs about drinking strike a disturbingly familiar chord. ★★★
In a Fringe festival renowned for its richness of comedic offerings, Dave Hughes’ promotional notes tout him as having “one of the highest laugh rates per minute you will ever experience at a stand-up comedy show”. ★★★★