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Ophelia Review

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By Daniel Nieborski Directed by Claire McCarthy 3 stars out of 5 “You may think you know my story… many have told it.”   When a film strives to retell a well-known story from a different perspective, it is important that there is enough reason to do so. What new things can be learned from the characters? What scenes can be viewed from new eyes? What can be visible that was previously unseen? Ophelia endeavours to tell the story of Shakespeare’s famous play Hamlet from the perspective of the title character’s love interest: Ophelia. Director Claire McCarthy elevates the female
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Review – Bluebeard’s Castle

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By Marlo Sullivan   There are so many adaptations of fairytales around, from books to film to ballet, that it can be hard to choose what to go see, especially when many are tailored towards young children. Bluebeard’s Castle, an electro-opera performance by BK Opera, is very much suited to an adult audience. It is a tale not for the faint of heart, with no Cinderella-style happy ending to be found.    Upon arrival, the stage was interesting to look at, with fairy lights and a glittery set indicating that this would be unlike any ordinary opera performance. The program
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Film Review: Yesterday

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The premise of Yesterday is one of those ‘what if’ questions. What if tomorrow you woke up and your favourite, world-renowned band did not exist? What would you do? In the case of Yesterday, through a random cosmic event, that band is The Beatles. It is the universal recognition of the songwriting greatness of The Beatles that really drives the story of this film. Himesh Patel, in his breakout role, is superb as the main character Jack Malick, an unsuccessful singer-songwriter. When The Beatles and a few other giant pop culture references are wiped from existence, for a reason you’ll
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