Barry Healy

'My Father's Brother' by Nyaparu (William) Gardiner

Barry Healy reviews two Perth art exhibitions exploring the Australian landscape as seen through the eyes of invading capitalism and surviving Aboriginality.

magic mushrooms

Can psychedelic drugs help people who are facing death cope with their fears and emotions? That question is examined in Dosed 2: the trip of a lifetime, a new Canadian documentary. Barry Healy reviews.

margrete_queen_of_the_north

With classy production values, consummate acting and tasteful direction, Margrete: Queen of the North is a very humane couple of hours of cinema. Barry Healy reviews.

Oil Black Swan Theatre

Oil is a sprawling and epic play, spanning 160 years, which traces the petroleum industry’s problematic history and future. Barry Healy reviews.

Danger is omnipresent in this documentary by Australian filmmaker, Karl Malakunus, which accompanies unarmed environmental campaigners in the Philippines, as they confront illegal loggers and fishers. Barry Healy reviews.  

Barry Healy reports that thousands of people from across Perth attended a vigil in Midland to commemorate the life of 15-year-old Noongar man Cassius Turvey.

tim minchin

Tim Minchin is BACK in this film of his last international tour. It shows him to be a remarkably talented, sharp-witted performer with astonishing musicality. Barry Healy reviews.

Barry Healy reviews an inspiring new history of the 1960's New York Puerto Rican radicals, the Young Lords, who challenged those in power to attend to people's suffering in East Harlem.

Renowned Māori militant, Tame Iti, playing himself in the hard-hitting film Muru

Derived from a police assault on the the Rūātoki valley Tūhoe hapū community in 2007, Muru is a powerful response that has shaken Aotearoa New Zealand. The film's writer/director, Tearepa Kahi and lead figure, Tame Iti explained the significance to Barry Healy.

Oil Black Swan Theatre

The forthcoming Black Swan Theatre Company production of Oil asks the question: "How do we manage our finite resources? Is there any resource more infinite than love?" Barry Healy reports.

Andrea Gibbs, AFL Umpire Dean Margetts, former West Coast Eagles player Rowen Powell, Youth Olympics

Perth's Black Swan Theatre Company has raised the profile of sport-related concussion in a new play, Barracking for the Umpire and by organising a public forum on the subject. Barry Healy reports.

Quant film

Quant is a new documentary examining the impact of fashion designer Mary Quant, whose style became synonymous with "swinging ’60s" London. Barry Healy reviews.

The new documentary, Under Cover, allows older, homeless women to speak for themselves

More than 400,000 Australian women over the age of 55 are either homeless or at risk of homelessness. A new documentary film allows some of them to speak for themselves. Barry Healy reviews.

Silvio Orlando as the dangerous Mafia criminal and Fabrizio Ferracane as the tough-minded guard in t

In the Italian film The Inner Cage, suspense builds as prison guards find themselves lumped together with inmates in a crumbling gaol. Barry Healy reviews.

Riccardo Scamarcio and Benedetta Porcaroli in the emotionally forceful and intelligent anti-fascist

The Shadow of the Day is a study in miniature of the Italian Fascist era’s stifling atmosphere and the costs of personal survival. Barry Healy reviews.

Joel Jackson and Mandy McElhinney in The Glass Menagerie. Photo provided by Black Swan Theatre

According to director, Clare Watson, The Glass Menagerie “is an indictment on American Capitalism that rings out with alarming urgency to our times”. Barry Healy reviews.

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