The Picture of Dorian Gray – A Review

Although Oscar Wilde wrote many plays, The Picture of Dorian Gray was his only novel; this stage adaptation of it, at St. Hilda’s Jacqueline du Pre Music Auditorium, should be praised for its restoration of dialogue from Wilde’s original, unedited manuscript. Wilde’s words are perhaps tied for the strongest element of this adaptation with the […]

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Review: The Big Short

In 2008, the financial crisis caused depreciation in investment of over forty per cent[1]– unemployment and bankruptcy followed as viscous circle of financial panic consumed the world economy. In this context, The Big Short’s Ben Rickert (Brad Pitt) tells us that “for every one percent unemployment goes up, forty thousand people die”, a claim likely […]

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Review: The Revenant

When watching The Revenant, you don’t feel like you’re just watching a film – it’s an experience. This tale of revenge, inspired by the life of Hugh Glass, a frontiersman in the South during the 1820s, is one of the most intense and gripping films to hit the big screen in a long time. But for […]

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