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Review: Killing Ground

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Damien Power’s debut feature Killing Ground is a harrowing experience. It does not hide its horror under a mask or a faceless killer, nor does it utilise any jump scares. Instead, Power’s offers up an unsettling landscape and gripping antagonists to drive his thriller. The film follows a couple on their camping trip in the isolated Australian bush, as they slowly begin to piece together the mystery of the abandoned campsite they are adjacent to. The two leads, portrayed by Harriet Dyer and Ian Meadows, offer little to the clichéd horror genre, making it difficult to sympathise with their survival
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Covfefe: a nihilist manifesto

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In the immortal words of our overlord Donald Trump: covfefe. But what does this expressive and nonsensical word/ declaration seek to convey? Is it an echo of the purposelessness associated with the fidget spinner? Or perhaps an allusion to the millennial obsession with over-priced take away coffee? Or ultimately, is covfefe a horrific title of the modern nihilist? An exposé directed toward the oblivion that is life’s meaningless taunts. Covfefe, pronounced cov-fe-fe, has sparked international debate surrounding its meaning as applicable to a people in crisis. Experts have claimed it is a method of deterring the public from other more
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Incognito review: a powerful take on the human mind

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While many plays attempt to investigate what makes us human, Nick Payne’s Incognito, directed by Ella Caldwell and Brett Cousins, has the distinction of approaching these subjects on new, unfamiliar ground. The sprawling narrative takes place over multiple continents and decades with one constant: the Human Brain. Incognito uses neurophysiology as a gateway to discuss humanity, purpose and the unexplained phenomena of consciousness.  The play opts for an unconventional non-linear sequence of events, telling three stories: an amnesiac named Henry who undergoes a life-changing surgery, the theft of a unique object by neuroscientist Thomas Harvey and the personal struggles and
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