Barnaby Smith

Us ★★★★

Barnaby Smith
28 March 2019

Popular culture is still resonating with the impact of Jordan Peele’s 2017 film More

Green Book ★★★

Barnaby Smith
21 January 2019

To browse through an edition of The Negro Motorist Green Book in 2019 (as can be done through More

Wildlife ★★★★1/2

Barnaby Smith
29 October 2018

Paul Dano, one of the most soulful and intense actors of his generation, has appeared in a number of films over the last decade in which rupture and dysfunction serve to undermine a family More

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot ★★★1/2

Barnaby Smith
01 October 2018

As a resident of Portland, Oregon in the 1980s and 1990s, director Gus Van Sant became used to the sight of the iconic and iconoclastic cartoonist John Callahan buzzing around the city in More

The Wife (Icon Film Distribution) ★★★★

Barnaby Smith
30 July 2018

Björn Runge’s The Wife features several claustrophobic and tense scenes that take place in the back of a limousine driving Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) and her novelist husband More

Mary Shelley ★★1/2

Barnaby Smith
02 July 2018

The two hundredth anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818) has given rise to a predictable slew of new reflections and rea More

Barnaby Smith reviews 'On Patrick White: Writers on writers' by Christos Tsiolkas

Barnaby Smith
25 June 2018

The Western world was well into the swing of our proverbial digital age when Patrick White passed away at his home on Martin Road in Centennial Park at the age of seventy-eight in 1990. Ye More

Gauguin: Voyage de Tahiti ★★★

Barnaby Smith
28 May 2018

Paul Gauguin’s storied journey to Tahiti represents one of the great exotic odysseys in modern art. In 1891, in a fit of frustration with the superficiality of the Parisian art world and More

Human Flow ★★★1/2

Barnaby Smith
13 March 2018

The unspeakably upsetting image of the three-year-old Syrian boy Alan Kurdi lying dead on a Turkish beach inspired a number of visual or artistic responses after it went disturbingly viral More

Barnaby Smith reviews 'The Bricks That Built Houses' by Kate Tempest

Barnaby Smith
24 August 2016

Kate Tempest's début is the expansion of a story she threaded through her 2014 album of protest hip-hop, Everybody Down. In its transformation to novel form ...

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