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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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Cloudstreet Part 1: Performance Review

Bert LaBonte, Natasha Herbert. Photo Credit – Pia Johnson
The Malthouse Theatre’s performance of Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet was a serious, precise and honest rendition of the Miles-Franklin Award-winning novel. Cloudstreet tells the story of two large working-class families who start sharing a house in Perth. By focusing on the domestic life of these two families, the play explores Australia’s rocky history and how the social impact of our history influenced the life of the everyday Australian. The story follows the Pickle family who, after a traumatic event, have inherited a house at number 1 Cloudstreet in Perth, of which they rent half to another family called the Lambs, who
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Book Review: Travel Anywhere (and avoid being a tourist) by Jeralyn Gerba and Pavia Rosati

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Nowadays, our wanderlust is often simultaneously fuelled and quenched by travel insta inspo, travel blogs, and an abundance of travel vloggers on Youtube. In such a digital world, the relevance of the old school, hard copy travel guide may seem to be waning. Nevertheless, Travel Anywhere (and avoid being a tourist) seeks to be both the on-trend inspiration and practical guidebook to all that is a must-see, do or visit for the savvy, modern traveller. On the whole, Travel Anywhere successfully fulfils this brief. The book’s premise, “travel trends and destination inspiration for the modern adventurer”, dictates everything from its
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