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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.

  • Queenstown's Alpine Music and Skiing Festival Snow Machine Has Unveiled Its Packed 2024 Lineup

    This year, you'll be partying in frosty surroundings with Peking Duk, The Rubens, Angus & Julia Stone, Bag Raiders and Cub Sport.

  • Netflix Has Set Up Toilets Based on 'Squid Game', 'Heartbreak High' and 'Emily in Paris' in Sydney for One Day Only

    Almost three-million Australians have watched Netflix on the toilet, so the streaming platform has created the perfect pop-up loos.

  • The First Trailer for the 'Borderlands' Movie Is Here with Cate Blanchett and Big 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Vibes

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Hart and Ariana Greenblatt also star in the Eli Roth-helmed game-to-screen adaptation, while Jack Black voices Claptrap.

  • You'll Have to Wait Till 2025 to See Bong Joon-ho's New Robert Pattinson-Starring Sci-Fi Film 'Mickey 17'

    Hanging out for the Oscar-winning filmmaker's first movie since 'Parasite'? It's been delayed from 2024, so you'll now see it next year.

  • What an Airbnb Guest Wants: Christina Aguilera Is Hosting a Luxe Two-Night Las Vegas Stay 

    Ain't no better way to enjoy a trip to Nevada — the pop icon will chat with guests over drinks, then you'll get a burlesque lesson and see her Vegas show.

  • The Kid LAROI Is Getting the Documentary Treatment — and It'll Hit Your Streaming Queue in February

    Featuring chats with The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber, Post Malone and more, 'Kids Are Growing Up' will be available via Prime Video from Thursday, February 29.

  • The Art Gallery of New South Wales Is Bringing a Huge Alphonse Mucha Exhibition to Australia

    AGNSW's exclusive winter showcase will focus on the  Czech-born artist — and it has unveiled the rest of its 2024 lineup, too.

  • Sleater-Kinney Are Touring Down Under in May Three Decades After Recording Their First Album in Australia

    Fresh from releasing their 11th studio album 'Little Rope', Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein have announced a five-city tour.

  • Goodbye 'Breaking Bad' Favourite Mike Ehrmantraut, Hello Astronauts: Jonathan Banks Talks 'Constellation'

    After 'Breaking Bad' and 'Better Call Saul', Jonathan Banks swaps two of the best shows of the 21st century for a thrilling new sci-fi series.

  • KFC Is Giving Away Free International Trips So You Can Enjoy Its Fried Chicken Around the World

    You just need to look for the chain's international products in the KFC app, then place an order — and you could win an overseas getaway.

  • Now Open: Cunnamulla Hot Springs Is Your New Excuse for an Outback Queensland Getaway

    The team behind Victoria's Peninsula Hot Springs has launched this new bathing site in the Sunshine State, which features seven geothermic pools.

  • Here's When and Where You Can Watch the Matildas' Final Olympic Qualifying Matches to Reach the Paris Games

    The two matches against Uzbekistan will determine whether the Tillies score one of the Asian Football Confederation's two places at the Paris Olympic Games.

  • Moonlight Cinema's Last Lineup for the 2023–24 Season Is Going Big on Oscar Nominees and Recent Favourites

    Highlights include 'Oppenheimer' and 'Barbie', of course, as well as 'Poor Things', 'Mean Girls', 'Wonka' and 'The Iron Claw'.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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