Interview with Greg Sestero

ABR Deputy Editor Dilan Gunawardana spoke to Greg Sestero: actor, model, author and co-star of the 'best/worst film ever made', The Room (2003), for The ABR Podcast. His award-winning memoir The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made chronicles the film's production and Greg's relationship with its creator, the enigmatic Tommy Wiseau. It was recently adapted into a film directed by and starring James Franco as Tommy Wiseau. Online: The ABR Podcast

Australian Book Review - States of Poetry ACT

Dilan Gunawardana introduces the second series of Australian Book Review's ACT States of Poetry anthology, edited by Jen Webb. Poets include Merlinda Bobis, John Foulcher, Geoff Page, Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Melinda Smith, and Isi Unikowski. Online: States of Poetry ACT - Series two

Australian Book Review - States of Poetry WA

Dilan Gunawardana introduces the second series of Australian Book Review's WA States of Poetry anthology, edited by Kevin Brophy. Poets include Chris Arnold, Josephine Clarke, Lucy Dougan, John Kinsella, and Annamaria Weldon. Online: States of Poetry WA - Series two

Australian Book Review - States of Poetry QLD

Dilan Gunawardana introduces the second series of Australian Book Review's QLD States of Poetry anthology, edited by Felicity Plunkett. Poets include Pascalle Burton, Liam Ferney, Zenobia Frost, Anna Jacobson, David Stavanger, and Samuel Wagan Watson. Online: States of Poetry QLD - Series two

On The Campaign Trail (2010)

A short documentary film (co-directed with Shankar Kasynathan) following three activists/political campaigners; Pablo Brait, Amy Jonstone, and Andrew Kaighin, in the lead up to the 2010 Australian Federal election that saw Julia Gillard elected as prime minister. The film was produced for The Australian Development Review (defunct). It also features Adam Bandt, early in his political career.

 - 2019 -

The Nico Project (Melbourne International Arts Festival)

Theatre review by Dilan Gunawardana

Online: ABR Arts (Australian Book Review), 22 October 2019

Joker (Warner Bros.)

Film review by Dilan Gunawardana

Print: Australian Book Review, Issue 416  November 2019

Online: ABR Arts (Australian Book Review), 1 October 2019

 - 2018 -

 

On Black Panther

Film essay by Dilan Gunawardana

Print: Australian Book Review, Issue 402 June-July 2018

Online: ABR Arts (Australian Book Review), 21 May 2018

On Body and Soul (Daricheh Cinema)

Film review by Dilan Gunawardana

Online: ABR Arts (Australian Book Review), 7 May 2018

 - 2017 -

The Disaster Artist (Roadshow Films)

Film review by Dilan Gunawardana

Print: Australian Book Review, Issue 398 January-February 2018

Online: ABR Arts (Australian Book Review), 4 December 2017

2017 Melbourne Festival

Festival review by Dilan Gunawardana

Online: ABR Arts (Australian Book Review), 23 October 2017

The Trip to Spain (Madman Entertainment)

Film review by Dilan Gunawardana

Online: ABR Arts (Australian Book Review), 31 July 2017

Dark Mofo (Museum of Old and New Art)

Festival review by Dilan Gunawardana

Online: ABR Arts (Australian Book Review), 27 June 2017

 

Such a Lovely Little War: Saigon (1961-63) by Marcelino Truong

Book review by Dilan Gunawardana

Print: Australian Book Review, Issue 392 June-July 2017

Online: June-July 2017

 

Trainspotting (In Your Face Theatre/fortyfivedownstairs)

Theatre review by Dilan Gunawardana

Online: ABR Arts (Australian Book Review), 27 March 2017

Satan Jawa (Asia TOPA and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra)

Film review by Dilan Gunawardana

Online: ABR Arts (Australian Book Review), 27 February 2017

Long String Instrument (The Substation)

Music review by Dilan Gunawardana

Online: Arts Update (Australian Book Review), 31 January 2017

- 2016 -

Songs of a War Boy: My Story by Deng Thiak Adut

Book review by Dilan Gunawardana

Print: Australian Book Review, Issue 387 December 2016

Online: December 2016

Wood Green by Sean Rabin

Book review by Dilan Gunawardana

Print: Australian Book Review, Issue 386 November 2016

Online: November 2016

La Belle et la Bête, The Triplets of Belleville,

and David Bowie: Nothing has changed (Melbourne Festival) 

Festival review by Dilan Gunawardana

Online: Arts Update (Australian Book Review), 26 October 2016

David Brent: Life on the road (film review)

Film review by Dilan Gunawardana

Online: Arts Update (Australian Book Review), 22 August 2016

Dark Mofo (Museum of Old and New Art)

Festival review by Dilan Gunawardana

Print: Issue 383 August 2016

Online: Arts Update (Australian Book Review), 27 June 2016

 

- 2011 -

Gunawardana, Dilan (2011) 'A New Media Revolution: exploring the relationship between new media technologies and a transgressive culture among Iranian youth', Master of Communications and Media Studies research thesis, Monash University, High Distinction.