Vicki Englund

Vicki Englund is a film, TV and theatre reviewer, a credited TV screenwriter on shows including The Bureau of Magical Things and Home and Away, and a film screenwriter with several projects in development. She was the daily TV reviewer for The Courier Mail for 11 years and has reviewed films and TV for Rave Magazine, Time Off, The Courier Mail and Daily Review.

Don’t Worry Darling – movie review

The much talked-about Don’t Worry Darling has created some pre-release buzz, not always for the right reasons. But alleged on-set and Venice Film Festival tension should fade into the background when audiences see this very stylish, if somewhat illogical film. But again, the buzz might not always be for the right reasons. Katie Silberman (who…

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Where the Crawdads Sing – film review

Any film based on a book usually has to sacrifice certain elements to get all the plot points in place. Otherwise, there’s just no way to put several hundred pages of story into a 90 – 120 minute screen work. But aficionados of Delia Owens’s enormously popular book, Where the Crawdads Sing, seem to agree…

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White Pearl – Queensland Theatre

Can you be too white? That’s something one of the characters ponders in White Pearl, Anchuli Felicia King’s biting play set amongst the Asian cosmetics industry. It’s almost as if the character in question, Japanese woman Ruki (Mayu Iwasaki) feels it’s her fault that her skin is too white for it to have benefited from the…

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