La Mama Coloured Aliens John Marc Desengano

MICF: Coloured Aliens

Chi Vu’s script resembles Adaptation in some ways with its lead character a playwright struggling to find a way to write herself into a story in a way she’s satisfied with. There’s shades of Minority Report as well (the ...
MICF Mansplaining Alice Tovey and Ned Dixon

MICF: Alice Tovey – Mansplaining

Alice Tovey and Ned Dixon certainly know how to wield their instruments: Ned is terrific on the piano, his hands fierce across the keys; Alice has an incredible voice, majestic and malleable. Fans of Tom Lehrer, or Tim M...
MICF Arj Barker

MICF: Arj Barker – Organic

American Arj Barker is a frequent visitor to Australia. This year he presents a second crop of his 2016 show Organic. I found one aspect of his show particularly nutritious. It’s almost exactly four years since I’d seen ...
MICF Aunty Donna Big Boys

MICF: Aunty Donna Big Boys

One my friends is a pentecostal Christian and a couple of times, many years ago, he invited me to his church. I saw the laying of hands, people speaking in tongues – their fervour at such a level that some fell to ...
MICF The Ballad of Frank Allen review

MICF: The Ballad of Frank Allen

Leafing through the MICF guide I saw The Ballad of Frank Allen described as “A sci-fi buddy comedy about a man who lives in another man’s beard.” Yeehah! Full credit to the show’s creators for an idea nutty enough to sta...