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Game of Thrones: Stormborn episode review

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*** WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD *** It was perhaps inevitable that with the final stages of the great game approaching that various story threads would begin to fold upon each other, and Stormborn is predominantly an exercise in smoothing out the rough, overlapping edges. Stormborn is perhaps the most exposition heavy episode the show has ever

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Dunkirk movie review: Christopher Nolan’s terrific, Kubrickian war film

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In the cinema where I watched writer/director Christopher Nolan’s breathtakingly intense new film, the WWII action-drama Dunkirk, the sound was loud. I mean, loud. Utterly, staggeringly, face-meltingly loud. At one point, as Nolan whooshed planes above his characters’ heads for the nth-hundredth time, I wondered whether it might be unrealistically noisy: that is, whether war

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Game of Thrones’ Dragonstone review

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Thanks for joining me for another seasons of Game of Thrones, my fourth for Daily Review. As always SPOILERS LIE AHEAD! *** “Shall we begin?” – Daenerys Targaryen Premiere episodes of Game of Thrones’ series usually forsake the grandstanding moments the show has made its hallmark, and instead set out the tensions that act as

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Pulse review: ABC’s new medical drama lacks spark

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The ABC has a new homegrown medical drama premiering this week called Pulse. If your reaction to this news is a decisive “so what?”, you’re probably not alone. And if you chose to stop reading this review after that first sentence, I can hardly blame you. If you’re choosing to stick by, here’s the crux of Pulse, inspired by a true

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This Much is True review (Old Fitz Theatre, Sydney)

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Louis Nowra’s first play in a decade — the final part of the ‘Lewis Trilogy’, following on from Cosi and Summer of the Aliens — is called This Much is True, and is inspired by the characters of the Woolloomooloo pub Nowra has frequented for the last nine years. But exactly how much of the play is actually true is hardly the point.

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The Plant review (Ensemble Theatre, Sydney)

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Clare, the Rex Begonia at the centre of Kit Brookman’s new play, The Plant, is the most fascinating flora to take root on stage since Audrey II terrorised the humans of the cult 1980s musical Little Shop of Horrors. Okay, Clare isn’t quite the same kind of magical sentient vegetable as Audrey II — and she doesn’t have

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Australian Graffiti review (Wharf 2 Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company)

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Disapol Savetsila is the youngest playwright to ever be programmed in Sydney Theatre Company’s main stage season, at just 23 years of age. His wrote the first draft of his first full-length play, Australian Graffiti, back when he was just 19 and the play has been in development with the company for a significant period of time. It follows Ben

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Spider-man: Homecoming movie review

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When Marvel first announced that Spider-Man was going to officially join the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with yet another reincarnation of the mutant teenager, the world let out a groan of exasperation. When Sony announced its intention to reboot the mutant teenager with Andrew Garfield in 2012, many wondered why the character still wasn’t part

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