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Editor, Film and TV Editor, Film and TV Critic, and Brisbane Editor

Sarah Ward

Sarah Ward is Concrete Playground's Editor — and also Film and TV Editor, Film and TV Critic, and Brisbane Editor. If it's on a screen big or small, happening in Brisbane and southeast Queensland, or news of national and international interest — particularly arts and entertainment — then Sarah is across it.

Sarah has also been a film critic for ABC radio for over a decade. Covering all things cinema and television, Sarah has written for Screen International since 2015, and contributed to SBS, ACMI, AACTA, Birth.Movies.Death, Flicks, Senses of Cinema, ScreenHub, ArtsHub, Junkee, FilmInk, Lumina, Metro Magazine, Screen Education and more. Sarah's background includes managing, writing for and hosting Q&As at Australian film festivals, including the Brisbane International Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Queensland Film Festival and Sydney Underground Film Festival.

Favourite cinema in Brisbane: Angelika Film Centre, which is a glorious new place to see a movie.

Favourite cinema in Sydney: Golden Age Cinema & Bar, the one cinema everyone needs to go to in Sydney if they only go to one cinema.

Favourite cinema in Melbourne: The Astor Theatre, and not just because of its history with cinema cats.

  • It's the One That You Want: Australia's Latest Stage Production of 'Grease' Is Coming to Brisbane in 2024

    'Grease' will be the word at this new multimillion-dollar production of the 50s-set, five-decade-old show at QPAC from December.

  • The Zone of Interest

    Thursday 22nd February - Wednesday 13th March
    @ Various cinemas in Brisbane

  • Pixar Film Fest

    Thursday 22nd February - Wednesday 13th March
    @ Various cinemas in Brisbane

  • Pixar Is Bringing 'Soul', 'Turning Red' and 'Luca' to Cinemas Down Under for the First Time

    The Pixar Film Fest is playing the animation studio's movies that went straight to the small screen during the pandemic.

  • Italian Renaissance Alive

    Saturday 30th March - Sunday 4th August
    @ HOTA, Home of the Arts

  • Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius

    Saturday 16th March - Sunday 16th June
    @ THE LUME Melbourne

  • Aqua with Special Guests: Australian Tour 2024

    Thursday 21st March
    @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre

  • 'Fairy Tales' Up Late

    Friday 15th March - Saturday 16th March
    @ GOMA

  • GOMA Is Throwing a Couple of Enchanted After-Hours Parties Inside Its Stunning 'Fairy Tales' Exhibition

    Wander through an indoor woodland, peek into mirrors and spy otherworldly creatures with a drink in your hand.

  • Meryl Streep Will Get Sleuthing Again When 'Only Murders in the Building' Returns for Season Four

    'Saturday Night Live' great Molly Shannon is also joining the cast — and Martin Short, Steve Martin and Selena Gomez are back, of course.

  • Krispy Kreme Is Giving Swifties (and Everyone) a Free Doughnut Today If You Head in Wearing Friendship Bracelets

    Whether you're lucky enough to be seeing the 'Eras' tour or not, you'll find some happiness in the form of free doughnuts.

  • Surreal and Sharp Rapper Comedy 'The Vince Staples Show' Is Your Next One-Sitting Netflix Binge

    The musician and actor plays himself in this five-part limited series, which'll help fill the 'Atlanta'-sized hole in your streaming queue.

  • 'Fantastic Four' Will Join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2025 with Pedro Pascal Leading the Cast

    Vanessa Kirby, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Joseph Quinn round out the superhero quartet's latest big-screen stint, following past flicks in 2005, 2007 and 2015.

  • Qantas Is Doing a Big 72-Hour Sale on Domestic Flights with 500,000-Plus Fares on Offer

    Until Monday, you can also score cheap fares to New Zealand starting at $499 return.

  • 'The Call of the Wild' Dog-Friendly Screening

    Saturday 17th February
    @ Angelika Film Centre

  • Stylish Drama 'The New Look' Stitches Together Christian Dior and Coco Chanel's WWII and Post-War Histories

    Ben Mendelsohn and Juliette Binoche star in this series about the two fashion figures, plus the importance of haute couture to French culture after the war.

  • HSW Margarita Week

    Thursday 22nd February - Sunday 3rd March
    @ Howard Smith Wharves Precinct

  • The First 'Deadpool & Wolverine' Sneak Peek Has Become the Most-Watched Movie Trailer of All Time

    The initial glimpse at both Deadpool and Wolverine's MCU debuts notched up 365-million views in 24 hours.

  • Delicious Streaming News: 'The Bear' Is Set to Dish Up Its Third Season This Winter

    Even with 2023's Hollywood strikes, this award-winning kitchen-set dramedy is still making a midyear booking with your streaming queue.

  • Virgin's New Week-Long Sale Is Slinging 300,000 Flights to and From Queensland From $69

    Sunshine State flight specials include fares to Cairns, The Whitsundays, Hamilton Island, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast.

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