Blitz is your guide to the latest, greatest and what's on at UNSW.
We bring you gig reviews, points of view, comedy, viral content and more on a daily basis. Read, watch or listen!
We bring you gig reviews, points of view, comedy, viral content and more on a daily basis. Read, watch or listen!
Georgia gives her thoughts on the latest game in the Pokémon franchise.
Katie reviews the new revival of the classic spy film.
Liam headed down to Australia's biggest gaming convention.
Rachel caught NUTS' latest production.
Alind gives his thoughts on this year's instalment of Listen Out.
The Farewell tells an authentic story about Asian-American identities, cultural differences and how it impacts family values
Melanie Martinez releases a pastel, clinical and gory feature alongside her sophomore album 'K-12'
Katie caught the Sydney leg of GOT7's 'Keep Spinning' world tour.
Flying blood and guts and thrill-a-minute kills make this film a fun ride, despite thematic issues.
Rookie KPOP group ATEEZ played their first ever Sydney show.
Kevin reviews this weird, gritty and stylish Chinese noir.
Of course the content of Euphoria is shocking to the critics - it wasn’t made for them.
Gordon Graham’s play The Boys explores antisocial young men and their dissolution into a shocking and evil realm where thoughts of heinous crimes no longer burden its people, but rather drive and exhilarate them.
LA’s premier indie pop band LANY took over Enmore Theatre on Sunday night, with pop sensation Robinson on support.
The Public is a breezy social drama, elevated by quirky humour and dedicated performances.
As soon as you walked into The Enmore Theatre on Sunday night, you could instantly tell the type of band that was about to play.
Saturday night at Staves Brewery greeted guests with thundering, industrial post punk rhythms as Autosuggest took to the stage to perform their debut album Tame Harm.
Jack takes a look at this anthology of Japanese literature.
Jo reckons Booksmart is one of the best films of the year.
Lisa, Jennie, Rosé and Jisoo are four incredible performers who put on one hell of a show for Australian fans.
These three know how to end a sold-out national tour with a bang, and in their hometown no less.
Christina gives us her thoughts on the New York Times bestselling novel.
This Netflix exclusive animated series covers multiple genres including comedy, action and science fiction, all with a futuristic, cyberpunk tone.
The Nightingale is not for the faint of heart.
This subversively feminist film is very much worth your time.
A fitting farewell to a giant of French cinema.
George Gittoes' film provides the raw truth about Englewood, in South-Side Chicago.
Her Smell makes you feel like you’re taking part in a psychedelic thriller where all the smallest sounds are amplified and the loudest feel like whispers.
The Pied Piper meets Lord of the Flies in Season 1 of Netflix’s The Society.
Maggie spread her magic in Sydney last week, and Laura was there to capture it for us.
With the deep vibrations of the bass coursing through the floorboards, Aurora truly delivered a cathartic experience that left the audience feeling alive and loved.
It’s a thriller about Wall Street that doesn’t feature much of Wall Street.
Mansib puts forward the case for the iconic book.
Michelle took a look at Chris Evans' directorial debut.
On Saturday night Peking Duk showed us that Sydney’s live music scene isn’t dead just yet.
Sorry y’all. This Like a Version came out a week ago, and I’m. Still. Not. Over. It.
It's been a long time coming, but Terry Gilliam's adaptation of Don Quixote is finally here.
Baby it's cold outside. Surviving in the elements is almost as frightening as a horror movie.
Young love, how tumultuous you are.
Holidays are always happier when you are French and beautiful. Oui?
Late night superstar Conan O'Brien cackled up a storm with self-deprecated humour at his only Sydney stand-up gig.
Despite a excessive & interesting performance by Natalie Portman, Vox Lux is lavish to its detriment.
A hip hop gig with all the hallmarks of a death mental experience.
If Beale Street could really talk, it would tell a tale of hope and love in the face of hate and racism.
To climb free solo is to put your body in direct competition with the environment. Free solo climbing is to climb without safety equipment or assistance.
Beautiful Boy is not a nice film. It has no happy endings. I cried in the cinema. I cried thinking about it in the taxi home. I didn’t cry writing this review, but I came close.
This is the best television to come out of the BBC since the Night Manager. The recent release of six part series 'Bodyguard' is drawing critical acclaim faster than you can say 'oh my god, it's Robb Stark!'
Hemingway said there is no companion as loyal as a book and, while his irascibility may have biased him, he could be right in the case of Olivia Laing’s The Lonely City.
It’s not too often that an artist’s album tour perfectly encapsulates the sentiment of the very album they are promoting, but that was definitely the case with Thundamentals’ live performance at the Enmore in Newtown.
Colette is the feminist icon you’ve probably never heard of.
Over the weekend, I was able to attend Yours and Owls Festival at Wollongong. Believe it or not, it was my first ever music festival. But now that I’m a hardened music festival veteran, I thought I’d pass on a bit of wisdom.
This gig was the first half of Samsaruh’s Speaking Fire EP tour after her gig at Big Sound last month.
How did you procrastinate over your mid-semester break? For these four Kentucky kids, youthful apathy results in an elaborate scheme to thwart the Transylvania University library of a rare collection of naturalist early 19th Century books.
Perth soloist Odin Malchik is back with another single from his upcoming debut album, the wholesomely titled ‘Treat Everybody With Respect’. It’s a short, sharp tune coming in at less than two and a half minutes, but it achieves a lot in that time.
Five years on, the death of Paul Walker remains just as tragic. Not because the 40-year-old actor was killed with his creative potential left unfulfilled, but because The Fast and the Furious star seemed to have lead a life constantly searching for a way
Despite having only released two songs, Melbourne multi-instrumentalist G Flip already has a significant base of loyal followers. On Thursday night’s intimate show at the Lansdowne, these fans were treated to one hell of a party and shown what the future
Have you ever eavesdropped on a group of high-schoolers, Uni students, parents, teachers, work colleagues, or any other group of acquainted adults? You might be surprised what you can glean from the act of listening.
UNSW’s own SPREE (Gemma Lipman) has exploded onto the scene with her debut single ‘I Do What I Want’. It’s a dark, industrial tune with badass lyrics that make you feel unstoppable.
Not long after I had taken my seat at the Sydney Opera House, the lights dimmed and the audience began to cheer excitedly.
Indie-pop sensation, Amy Shark’s Love Monster Tour arrived at the Enmore Theatre last week, but for many reasons, I strongly considered leaving before the encore.
Law Revue 2018 started with a bang! A dance number that includes all of the cast hooks us into the show. The show uses the word ‘daddy’ liberally, so be warned if you have issues. I, of course, loved it.
“You make me feel like paradise, and you take my heart and twice as nice, and I’m never going to leave your side, no matter what the future’s like, as long as we’re in paradise.”
One of the tags on Meres’ Triple J Unearthed page is “all the things you thought you’d forgotten about”. It’s the perfect description for the emotions her latest single, Feardom, evokes.
Jumping the shark. When has your favourite television show ever gone too far? Bolstered by popularity, there comes a time in a program’s lifespan when: rather than fading credibly, the storyline is drastically altered in lieu of logic and reason.
Contained, yet subtlly thoughtful and progressive. Hearts Beat Loud is an inoffensive but important take on relationship often underrated.
The new EP from Melbourne band DIET, their second in three years, is being released on the 24th of August. Blitz was lucky enough to get an early listen to Sundown, an EP bursting with frantic energy.
Although 9 per cent of the Australian population grapples with some type of eating disorder, the face of the wide-range of mental illnesses is often given to one of the most susceptible and pressured demographics in 21st society: young women.
Pop superstar Katy Perry returned to Sydney for a week’s worth of shows as part of her fourth concert tour, Witness: The Tour. The singer played four shows at Qudos Bank Arena, with music producer Zedd joining her as the opening act.
Winston Surfshirt and Polographia got into bed one night and out came their lovechild Poloshirt, a smooth intricate band that has developed a strong cult following.
An ode to the heartbroken, The Breaker Upperers is essential viewing for anyone who doesn’t know how to break up with their significant other– or is a fan of Taika Waititi.
When your hero doesn’t quite have their sh*t together...
Franz Ferdinand and MGMT have been blitzing stages across the country with alternative beats and translucent pyrotechnics.
The National Theatre of Great Britain’s acclaimed production of the Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time is an artfully conceived and skilfully manifested adaption of Mark Haddon’s best selling novel, with a string of awards to its name - includi
If you don’t love ABBA, you are in denial. In 2008, Meryl Streep, or the queen of cinema, translated the success of the stage musical Mamma Mia to the screen. The result, a toe-tapping box office bonanza.
It was only after falling in love with the more recent Pachinko that I came across a 10th anniversary edition of Min Jin Lee’s debut novel.
"I only wanted to be one of The Strokes..."
The new self-titled EP by POLOSHIRT, a unique-funk, electro-pop collaboration between Winston Surfshirt and Polographia, oozes a blissful flow of smooth keys and gentle vocals.
BlacKkKlansman, directed by Spike Lee, screened as part of Sydney Film Fest 2018. Phelize Bristol went along to review it - check out her take and catch it at Palace Cinemas from AUG 16.
Raw, defiant and heartbreakingly relevant. Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix special is no ordinary open-mic comedy special.
Perth solo artist Odin Malchik is cooking up a unique serving of psychedelic Bedroom Pop bursting with brilliance and bound to catapult him towards a massive audience.
Kitchen Confidential is essentially Bourdain’s autobiography. Written while he was still working ‘the line,’ he’d get up at five or six in the morning, light up a smoke and start tying.
Mix a sugar and spice configuration of all your favourite musical icons, including The Cure, The National and Joy Division. Put these ingredients into an oven safe bowl and bake it on high, and there emerges City Calm Down.
Australia isn’t just a smiling Crocodile Dundee in the outback, or the bikini clad white girls watching surfers in Puberty Blues. It’s a country, Soda_Jerk argues, which enables and promotes racism, sexism and misogyny, and we deserve to be called out on
Tragic, whimsical anti-hero alert. This Pulitzer Winner is all about love and loss in the 21st Century.
Local hip-hop trio Thundamentals are celebrating a decade together, and with their upcoming album being titled ‘Decade of the Thundakat’, nostalgia has become a prevalent theme for the group.
This is the 3rd year that Vivid, Fuzzy, Motorik, Carriageworks, and a handful of EDM artists have teamed up to create a spectacularly stimulating festival of lights and sounds. If you find yourself headed to Curve Ball next year, be prepared to have your
...we're given a deep dive into an introspective and deep tune showing off PLTS's signature down-to-earth lyrics, honest feelings of hiding away under the water.
1994’s The Adventures of Pricilla, Queen of the Desert is a timeless, glitter soaked classic for many reasons.
Rachel Anne Buch is a Sydney based artist and graduate of the National Art School. Originally working in ceramics, her practice has developed to focus on soft sculpture and textiles.
What the audience gleans from the story is this: grown-up people like to dictate to growing-up people the definitions of right and wrong, but there comes a time for young people to consider moral matters for themselves.
The Kindergarten Teacher tells the story of Lisa Spinelli, an experienced kindergarten teacher and mediocre poetry student, who suddenly discovers that her 5-year-old student Jimmy is a poetic prodigy.
Donning her majestically ageless face, Sandra Bullock returns to screens with all the glamour of an A-List film star ready to steals viewers’ hearts with an inoffensive and eventually forgettable comedy.
At the age of 24 I have finally found what (who) I want to be when I grow up. It's Solange Knowles.
Why is the new Han Solo film tanking in the box office and how do we do treat this monster franchise?
Last Saturday night, the indie fangirl from my frizzy haired, gawky teenage years died in me when I got the chance to see Belle & Sebastian up close and personal at their Sydney Opera House gig. As an avid listener of the band throughout high school, it f
In Carmen’s (Natale Gamsu) prefatory words, she tells the audience something to the power of: “Tonight, I am here to entertain you, and I am here to die.” She does both of those with vivacity, eccentricity, and without apology.
Towards one corner, Alice Tovey stands in a tan, knee-length coat and shining black liquid latex pants. Her signature red-heart ‘Tovey’ earrings swing and her sapphire lined eyes sparkle as she sips at her cup of ‘bitter man-tears’.
Groovers get behind a beautifully diverse line-up this year while the first ever pill-testing facility to target unsafe drugs being used at festivals. All in all, a moo-velous day.
Along with Fight Club (David Fincher) and A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick,) Annihilation is one of only three movies I’d recommend watching before reading the book.
Have you ever had that moment when you’re striding down the street purposefully, thinking super-important thoughts, carrying your morning choice beverage and feeling damn good?
Get to know the KPOP group KARD who will be touring in Australia and at our university!
Happy Anniversary is an independent rom-com about dealing with those ‘grass is always greener’ existential crises that we’ve all had, where you question all the decisions you’ve made, and everything you have, because of the slight of chance that something
Don’t be put off by its strange folds and clips, the Crumpler Propeller might not have the usual shape you’d expect in a backpack, but it’s a storage powerhouse for any student that needs easy accessibility, in a cool, comfortable style!
Ricky Gervais’ new stand up special Humanity, currently on Netflix, is a provocatively hilarious and thoughtful show about offensive comedy.
When Lady Bird aired earlier this year, women all over the world fell in love with it for its painfully accurate representation of mother-daughter relationships.
Terrence McNally’s Masterclass, currently showing at the Sydney Opera House is a poignant show about the craft of making it in showbiz.
I have never walked out of a cinema before. In fact, in nearly 21 years of movie watching, I cannot recall a time when a film has left me feeling nauseous, shaking and violently angry.
7.3/10: back to back bangers without a minute's reprieve. Hot fresh and spicy, but guilty of all the classic festival tropes – expensive, densely scheduled, sound bleed between stages.
Boy, oh boy. Where to begin. I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Sydney premiere of DC’s latest film Justice League. Of course if you know anything about the Justice League you’ll know what the film is about, but for those of you who live under th
Mental illness is an area some entertainers shy away from. This is not the case with Crackers, the latest production by the Bite Production Theatre collective.
Buying tickets to see Drake was a very last minute decision. Not because I didn’t want to see the amazingly talented (and good looking) Canadian live, but because I was poor and general admission tickets were over $200.
If you’re looking for a straightforward, sterile, bubble-gum pop album masquerading as indie, you’ve come to the wrong place.
‘The Last 5 Years’ is a story about two people in love, but it is so much more than just a love story.
The Fifth Element is one of my favorite films of all time. So, it’s no surprise that I was excited to see Valerian, not only because of the cool visuals shown in the trailer but also because of the creativity of the concept of a city made up of a thousand
When I first saw the cover of this novel by Stephanie Bishop, I immediately thought of fairy floss.
Last week “hip-hop-psych-soul” duo Boo Seeka made their big album debut with the in equal parts soothing and energetic record, Never Too Soon.
Are you a fan of the Regency period? Do you believe somebody is out to kill you and take all of your money?
As PVRIS keeps expanding and evolving their sound this new EP delivers rocking, whimsical tracks, perfect for fans new and old.
Less than a year since debuting, K-POP rookie group ATEEZ has certainty established themselves as a force to be reckoned with.
Miley's latest EP is a commemoration of strength and perseverance.
Global superstars BTS have marked the end of their Love Yourself series with a new chapter, Map Of The Soul: Persona.
Rachel runs us through each song on Posner's poignant return.
LSD’s recently released EP No New Friends manifests the trio’s individual talents within the music production process and are assembled in genius harmony.
album1 isn’t EDM, nor is it indie; this is San Holo.
Maggie Rogers has arrived.
Olivia and Caelan caught the Indonesian rapper's Sydney set.
Johnson and Georgia went along to Didirri's set on Oxford St.
Curve Ball returned to Carriageworks for 2019, bringing a stacked line up to Sydney's inner west.
MØ and Duckwrth took over Metro Theatre as part of their Groovin The Moo sideshows.
Jerry caught Amy Shark playing to a sold out Sydney crowd.
Jordan took some snaps at Bad Friday.
Georgia caught rising star Adrian Eagle at his Sydney show.
Cub Sport’s aching harmonies and zen disco vibes thrilled their audience at their sold-out gig at the Enmore.
Check out Jerry's photos of Ro's set at Waywards!