THEATRE REVIEW: Heathers the Musical (Sydney Opera House, 2016)

Heathers: The Musical features a great score and talented cast but the flashy direction falters, making it too often vapid. “Freak, slut, loser, short bus,” sing the majority of teens in the opening number of Heathers: The Musical, a sharp dark comedy about the effects of teen bullying, suicide, and violence — set to a rock-pop score. Based on Michael Lehmann’s 1988 film, Heathers: The … Continue reading THEATRE REVIEW: Heathers the Musical (Sydney Opera House, 2016)

FILM REVIEW: Captain Fantastic (2016)

This review was originally posted on Honesty is a rare feat in cinema, but Matt Ross finds it in Captain Fantastic, reflecting the progressiveness of its male protagonist – Ben, played by Viggo Mortensen, who has raised his children away from the civilisation of the city and within the primal, survivalist forest. It is the news of the death of their mother, which brings … Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Captain Fantastic (2016)