Comedy

The 5pm Sketch Showcase: Review

0 Comments 11 May 2015

It’s Saturday. Saturday at last! After a long week of school, dancing, sailing, violin and orchestra I am ready to hit the town for a night out. So off I go with my mum to the Imperial Hotel on the penultimate night of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, to see The 5pm Sketch Showcase. Driving […]

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Theatre

A review of Endgame

0 Comments 11 May 2015

Endgame is a play by Samuel Beckett which delves into the absurd. Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of Endgame, directed by Sam Strong, steers Beckett’s play in an interesting direction by using absurd language and humour to highlight the meaninglessness of life. Strong contrasts precise dialogue with moments of silence and breakdown of communication. Endgame revolves […]

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Television

It’s A Wrap!

0 Comments 27 April 2015

The rap on Amy Poheler and the Parks and Recreation team is that they don’t so much write characters as they craft real-world people from their own ideas and experiences. Through this ethos, as well as excessive amounts of whipped-cream and waffles, Parks and Rec was born. Wholeheartedly earnest and packed with high-concept absurdity, the […]

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Television

The best episodes of Buffy

0 Comments 27 April 2015

  Spoilers will be present in this article. Beware!! Buffy was the kind of show that empowered, entertained, had strong kick-ass heroines, and succeeded in having a full seven season run, without any boring parts. I have re-watched every single episode at least a dozen times. Buffy had it all. Running from 1997 to 2003, […]

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Film

20th Century: Presented by the Film Industry

0 Comments 17 April 2015

Films can be great teachers – engaging, touching, thought provoking, as well as educational. You get more out of a good historical movie than you get out of sleeping in the back of a history class while your teacher slowly and in a droning monotone depicts the statistics, facts and events of a particular event […]

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Opinion, Television

Historically Inaccurate

0 Comments 17 April 2015

Does it really matter if historical fiction is a little bit fictional? Swash buckling heroes defeating the terrible and evil British. Using their brains and brawn, they seek out justice and morality. The Sons of Liberty is a fun interpretation of the American Revolution. It starts from the first sparks of the Revolution and how […]

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Film

An interview with film student Greta Nash

0 Comments 17 April 2015

Greta Nash is a student at VCA, and writes and directs her own films. She also produces plays with Tight Pants Theatre, and is the co-founder of nooscars.com. In this interview, we talked about her experiences and creative influences in film. You can find more of her projects here. What are some of your favourite […]

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Television

The Underrated Hilarity of Stargate SG-1

0 Comments 17 April 2015

In writing this article I’m forced to admit that Stargate SG-1 not the most well-known sci-fi TV show of all. The usual reaction to the question: ‘“Have you seen Stargate?”’ is ‘“Huh? What’s that?”’. Everyone seems to have a basic knowledge of Star Trek, even if they have never seen it, and I’d bet you […]

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Television

Clarkson in trouble – or not

0 Comments 17 April 2015

Three weeks ago, BBC Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson was sacked for physically attacking his producer and various incidents of verbal abuse in the past. This hot topic has been circulating on social media from petitions to bring him back to the show, to cries of joy that the ‘disrespectful pig’ is gone, to #RIPTopGear […]

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Film

Several Things to Look Out for in Sequels

0 Comments 17 April 2015

There is enough negativity in the world. Such as: The absence of a Beyonce emoji. When your boobs will fit in to the formal dress but your butt won’t. Village Cinema tickets are now a solid $17.50 (for concession). The existence of Mulan 2. Etc. To light up your day, I present you with this […]

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