Tag Archives: gaming

September 15

Lady Nerd – Keira Daley and female nerds through time. (Sydney Fringe Festival Cabaret Review)

The enormously talented Keira Daley and her super-support dude Mark Chamberlain have a new show at the Sydney Fringe this week called Keira Daley v’s the 90’s which promises to be as witty as her Lady Nerd show.  I’m reviewing it later this week, but by way of warm up for this show, in a […]

June 02

Algorithms – Ian McDonald reminds us, four moves in we are all blind. (Sydney Film Festival review)

Algorithms is currently screening at the Sydney Film Festival.  You can grab your tickets here. Quite by accident, this is the second film I have watched about chess in the 2013 Film Festival. The first I saw, called Computer Chess, is a fictional film set up to look like a documentary on the 1980’s and […]

May 28

Computer Chess – Andrew Bujalski reminds us that Computers used to be exciting. (Sydney FF Film Review)

Computer Chess is currently playing at the Sydney Film Festival.  You can grab your tickets here. Surely one of the most intensely disappointing aspects of the digital age is capitalism’s ability to domesticate it. It seems quaint now, but when we were first faced with the rapid expansion of computer technology and its mind-boggling abilities […]

May 07

The Room and The Roomsical – the worst film ever made moves to theatre. (Film and theatre review)

Have you seen The Room? It has the illustrious title of the worst film ever made, and yes – it is even worse than The Paperboy which is the worst film I have seen so far this year. The Room is considered to be the “Citizen Kane” of bad films, and like many things that […]

The Fourth Dimension – Korine, Fedorchenko and Kwiecinski take us to another place. (Sydney Underground Film Festival)

As I’m saying this forget I’m saying this but then do it. When Grolsch Film Works and VICE Films took it upon themselves to produce a film about The Fourth Dimension, they decided the best way to do this was administer the request to three film makers in the form a set of rules they were to follow […]

Jin Sangtae – Sacrifice 2 : Sounds stretched to a parallel sequence in me.

I first read about this great little disc on Matthew Revert’s blog, Trash Complex. The review had me compelled so I ordered the disc from Erstwhile immediately. In the act of listening to everyday objects, slowly one is able to transform the relationship from a ‘glob-of-object’ into a complex system within itself, a series of […]

How to read Lacan: Zizek on Lacan – Part 1. Lacan confronts the CIA plot.

It was Slavoj Žižek’s birthday last week, and I figured – seeing as I am a bit of a fan – that would dedicate a couple of posts to his short but oh so fabulous introduction to the work of Jaques Lacan.  What I’m going to do here is pretty much paraphrase Žižek’s work. I think there is […]

Wire’s 100 Records that set the world on fire while no one was listening.51-55

I chose the above album cover (HOW cool is Johnny Watson?) to give you a very subtle impression of what today’s collection of music does to me. Yes – even the Glen Glould solitude trilogies. The artists on today’s list of five all play with sound in a unique way, and all are the very […]

Vijay Iyer Trio – Accelerando

I don’t usually buy ‘hot new albums’ – it’s not that I’m against anything new, and I am most certainly not against anything ‘hot’ – it’s just that there is so much music available that can’t fall into the category of ‘hot and new’ that I get distracted by the beauty that is easily available. […]

Marketa Lazarová – The greatest Czech film of all time

Marketa Lazarová is a 1967 Czechoslovak historical film directed by František Vláčil. It is an adaptation of a novel of the same name by Vladislav Vančura. Although, it is my understanding that it is not a particularly close representation of the book, but rather draws heavily on one small aspect and expands this into a film. I’ve leaned heavily on […]