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The Magic Pill film review: Pete Evans’ intellectually poisonous diet documentary

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News & Commentary, Screen |

With the addition of the Pete Evans-produced health documentary The Magic Pill to its library, Netflix continue a slate of commissions and acquisitions that are either bold or tone deaf, depending on your perspective. See also: the second season to the controversial 13 Reasons Why, among the most socially irresponsible television shows of the 21st

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Reviews

Briefs: Close Encounters review (Brisbane Powerhouse)

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Reviews, Stage, Theatre |
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Ten years since its origins as Club Briefs in Brisbane’s West End, Briefs comes home, studded with international accolades, to perform Close Encounters at Melt Festival. In Close Encounters, the Briefs spacemen have landed from the future to bring us hope – to let us know that everything is going to be okay. Hosted with

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Gypsy theatre review (Hayes Theatre, Sydney)

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Musicals, Reviews, Stage |
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Why revive a decades-old piece of musical theatre in 2018? It’s a question I, a sucker for a show tune, think about a lot. It’s a question some producers don’t ask enough. I’ve narrowed it down to two good reasons. Three if you count profit, obviously, but let’s put that ugliness aside. Four based on

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Blackie Blackie Brown theatre review (Wharf 2, Sydney)

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Reviews, Stage, Theatre |
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Performer Ash Flanders kicks off Blackie Blackie Brown in a hilariously high camp mode with his portrayal of a pink jacketed, chino short-wearing theatre luvvie home from a show, waxing sentimentally on the phone to his friend about Indigenous theatre that is “powerful, so powerful” (all those “orange lights”!). As the lights in his own apartment fail and

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