The best of 2017 by David Whish-Wilson

Deuce1. The Deuce. So often the things I look forward to most are overwhelmed by my expectations and don’t meet those expectations. With HBO’s The Deuce, it didn’t happen like that. The Deuce was better than I could have hoped for. With writers like George Pelecanos, David Simon and Megan Abbott involved, this look at the birth of an industry and a neighbourhood is perfectly slow moving, patiently creating layers of detail and character, and I can’t wait for the next season. Continue reading

Best of 2014 by Sean Gorman

Screen shot 2014-12-20 at 7.33.24 PM1)   Hip Bone Sticking Out (Yigala Yala Project, Perth Theatre Company)
Featuring Trevor Jamieson and Lex ‘leave the money on the fridge’ Marinos as ‘Death’, HBSO takes the audience and a transcendental journey of the last moments of John Pat’s life. Sixteen-year-old Pat died in a Roebourne lockup in 1983 sparking the Royal Commission into Black Deaths in Custody. This sets up the bigger story of the Pilbara and the struggle of the Yindjibarndi people for 150 years. Incredible. Continue reading