Tag Archives: Dostoyevsky

May 11

The Importance of Being Earnest – Furies Theatre and the importance of influence (Theatre Review)

The Importance of Being Earnest Furies Theatre at The Exchange Hotel Balmain May 5 to 17 – You can Grab your tickets here (be fast – this one is selling out) The double is a concept that has intrigued readers and writers for many centuries, exemplified in the Dostoyevsky novel  (of which he didn’t wholly […]

February 03

The Gambler – The turn of the unfriendliest of cards. (Film Review)

One triumph does not a great director make, as we see in the 2015 remake of the semi-remake The Gambler, a film that should have given director Rupert Wyatt a chance to work more of the magic he performed with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but instead winds up being a soup of […]

May 07

The Double – Richard Ayoade and the Dostoevsky Dystopia. (Film Review)

So here we arrive at Richard Ayoade’s second feature film, The Double, a take on the much admired novella by Dostoyevsky. The Double remains fairly close to the original writers narrative plot. For many reasons this is film belongs to Jesse Eisenberg and art director David Crank with Eisenberg coming off as more complex than […]

April 28

Soft In the Head – Nathan Silver and the Idiot. (Film Review)

  Following on from the superb Exit Elena, comes Nathan Silvers ode to Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot, Soft in the Head, and true to the multiple narrative chaotic blur Silver creates symbols from The Idiot – such as Prince Myshkin – slivered and distributed, so that one character carries the naive beauty of goodness, while another […]