Film review: The Reports on Sarah & Saleem tracks the fallout of an affair in a divided Jerusalem

Reports on Sarah and Saleem
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Palestinian director Muayad Alayan’s stressful second feature, The Reports on Sarah & Saleem, establishes its central conceit instantly. The film opens on a man counting money and doing paperwork at his small kitchen table. Before we know it there’s a forceful knock at the door and he’s being violently arrested by Israeli security forces. We

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American Psycho theatre review (Hayes Theatre, Sydney)

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What a vile piece of art is Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho. What a toxically sexist, nefariously homophobic, grossly classist, shameless celebration of undue privilege and abject narcissism. So why is this musical treatment of his novel, making its Australian debut at the Hayes Theatre, so much fun? Oh, it’s transgressive, we’re told, a satire

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Cloudstreet review (Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne)

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For an unadaptable novel, Tim Winton’s cherished Cloudstreet sure has been adapted a lot. Just a couple of years ago there was the admirable opera version (State Opera of South Australia). The inevitable prestige television mini-series (Foxtel) landed in 2010. There was even a radio play (ABC Radio National) back in the ‘90s. The most

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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Roslyn Packer Theatre, Sydney)

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Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in the Mississippi Delta anymore. There’s not a cotton plant in sight. It’s all glass, marble, flat screens and sleek Scandinavian furniture in Sydney Theatre Company boss Kip Williams’ revival of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. Big Momma’s European shopping spree has produced a strange modernist aesthetic (set

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