Willem Dafoe brings a magnanimity to the role of the late poet Pier Paolo Pasolini.
© Capricci Films
Rather than attempting to retell the life story of its subject, Pier Paolo Pasolini, this film simply presents a day in his life – his last day, leading up to his murder at Ostia.
Make no mistake: patriarchy and capitalism are completely entwined.
Wednesday Martin's book Primates of Park Avenue has stirred debate over the so-called "wife bonus", but feminism needs to be about more than the ability to buy things.
The Lemmings cast. Left to right: Garry Goodrow, Peter Elbling, Chevy Chase, Chris Guest, John Belushi, Mary-Jennifer Mitchell, Alice Peyton.
© National Lampoon
Most of us are familiar with the National Lampoon films of the 70s and 80s. But this documentary offers insight into the magazine of the same name and the questionable dynamics of modern satire.
Sacks’ works have introduced readers to the marvellous complexities of the mind.
Mars Hill Church Seattle/Flickr
The popular neurologist revealed earlier this year that he only has months to live – a statement which casts his recently-released memoir, On the Move: A Life, in a new light.
Sport for Jove’s production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is now onstage in Sydney.
Sport for Jove
Sport for Jove's The Merchant of Venice is a production of ourstanding clarity, making it ideal for students or perhaps even those who simply don’t often see Shakespeare in the theatre.
Photographer unknown, studio portrait of Thomas Hinton, 1900.
National Museum of Australia
Thomas Hinton's photographs, and what we can know about his life from other sources, give a rare glimpse into the life of someone suffering a mental illness at the turn of the 20th century.
How does Fury Road fit into the continuum of George Miller’s earlier films?
© Warner Bros. Pictures and © Roadshow Films
There are metal spikes, sadistic implements of torture galore, massive machine guns mounted on the top of buggies, jeeps, motorcycles, and more leather than a Judas Priest concert. But does it work?
From Siberia to Roebuck Bay – the godwits reach the mangrove swamps. John Wolseley, Western Australia (2012).
© John Wolseley
John Wolseley’s exhibition Heartlands and Headwaters, which opened last month at the National Gallery of Victoria, may be the most important exhibition about art and the environment to be held in Australia for a generation.
Struggle Street was no more voyeuristic than any reality TV show of the last two decades.
The producers of this series are doing what public service media are tasked to do – making the marginal visible, including the excluded, putting poverty on the public agenda.
Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart star in Olivier Assayas’ latest film, The Clouds at Sils Maria. © Carole Bethuel.
Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart star in French director Olivier Assayas' latest film, an elliptical address to the cruelties of the star system.
One of the works on display at Earth and Sky:John Mawurndjul’s Mardayin ceremony 2000 (detail). Natural pigments on eucalyptus bark, 170 x 78 cm. Don Mitchell Bequest Fund 2000. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. © John Mawurndjul.
Tarrawarra Museum of Art
Hetti Perkins has curated an exhibition of bark paintings by John Mawurndjul and Gulumbu Yunupingu that is currently on display at Tarrawarra Museum of Art. Who are these artists – and how have their lives shaped their artworks?
Dramatic in its effect, Fly away Peter is a requiem to the fallen and damaged of the first world war. Photo: Zan Wimberley.
Sydney Chamber Opera
One of the few Australian novels dealing with the first world war, David Malouf's Fly Away Peter, has been adapted for the opera stage – and the Sydney Chamber Opera's production is a great success.
Shell Necklace, Displayed at the Great Exhibition, London, 1851. Maireener shell and fibre. Oyster Cove, Tasmania, before 1851
© The Trustees of the British Museum.
It hovers uneasily between being a fine-art exhibition showing the diversity and sheer visual and sociocultural potency of contemporary Australian visual art practice, and an older-style ethnographic survey.
The flames are hotter and the snow is colder in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Once upon a time heroes were solitary creatures but in Age of Ultron the Avengers jostle for space on the screen. Equipped with all manner of weapons and special powers, they are odd advocates for tranquility.
David Lynch: Between Two Worlds is a major event for Brisbane.
David Lynch's Emily Screaming. 2008. GOMA
Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art is hosting the exhibition, David Lynch: Between Two Worlds, until June 7. It's an opportunity to explore the connections between all the elements of Lynch’s artistic output.
Miriam Stannage, The White House [chainsaw], 1999, digital photograph.
Copyright and courtesy of the artist.
As governments gain greater access to private information there is a need to protect our freedoms. Artists can make a distinct contribution to this debate by offering alternative perspectives.
Ian North, 2015. Detail from East Antarctica 1915 no. 7. Charcoal on inkjet pigment print, c. 55x148cm.
Courtesy of the artist/ Greenaway Art Gallery.
The latest exhibition of photographer Ian North’s work, Antarctica 1915, demonstrates his uncanny ability to tap into the zeitgeist of our socially fractured and culturally fragmented times.
Trent Parke, Cockatoo backyard,
© Trent Parke/Magnum Photos
Trent Parke is Australia's only Magnum photographer. His current show is an immersive multimedia display that captures and celebrates the random wonder of his environments.
In Crystal Romeo, artist Técha Noble presents a diverse body of work: etchings, experimental projections and costume, brought together by her own sophisticated version of camp aesthetics.
The work of Norman Lindsay is a starting point for Techa Noble's camp challenges to the traditional modes of representing the Australian landscape.
An emphasis on the ruins of the recent past places Zvyagintsev’s film within a very interesting genre of post-Soviet films.
Andrey Zvyagintsev’s film Leviathan explores the 'symphonia' of church and state in Vladimir Putin's Russia. In doing so it taps into a tradition in Soviet and post-Soviet cinema.