Film & theatre

Film director Ken Loach on set

Darren Saffin reviews Ken Loach's film The Old Oak, which is set in a dying northern English village following the arrival of Syrian refugee families.

historical painting of Napoleon Bonaparte

Director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven) depicts the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte in his 2023 film, Napoleon. Alex Salmon reviews.

Waterloo Forever variety show

The Waterloo Forever Variety Show brought together the creative energies of public housing tenants, their supporters and community, report Siobhan Patton and Rachel Evans.

SAG-AFTRA strike

The actors’ union reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract with Hollywood and television studio bosses in the United States on November 8, ending its historic 118-day strike, reports Malik Miah.

Killers of the Flower Moon

Martin Scorsese's latest offering, Killers of the Flower Moon is a somber and harrowing tale of murder, deceit and genocide of Indigenous people in North America. Isaac Nellist reviews.

Disposables

Isaac Nellist reviews a new ABC production about the struggle of refugees living on temporary visas, climate change and the importance of community.

WGA members

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) secured a tentative agreement with the major Hollywood studios and streaming companies on September 24, ending its nearly five-month-long strike, reports Malik Miah.

Cabaret performer and "Eco-Worrier" Hannah Gwatkin speaks with Alex Bainbridge about her climate cabaret coming up at the Sydney Fringe.

Paradise Bombed

International scrutiny of Indonesia's brutal occupation of West Papua was given a boost with the release of the documentary Paradise Bombed, which details Indonesia’s military occupation of West Papua and its 2021 bombing of Kiwirok and surrounding remote mountain villages, reports Leo Earle.

Barbie doll

The brilliance of Barbie is its confrontation of patriarchy and power, writes Christine Hepsie.

MC Izzy Brown

In an interview with Green Left Radio, musician, activist and filmmaker Izzy Brown said there is “power in people and when those people are dancing the cops don't know what to do”, writes Ruth Heymann.

Actors' strike, arrests in West Papua & 10 years of offshore detention. July 22, 2023.

Isaac Nellist and Leo Earle go through the latest news from across the continent and around the world.