(MA15+) In Bad Girl, Sara West plays Amy, a surly teenager who reluctantly accompanies the couple who have adopted her to their new home outside the city. Her parents are resigned to the fact Amy is behaving badly but they don’t know that she has arranged to run away from their place. Her escape is frustrated but instead she meets Chloe (Samara Weaving) a “nice” girl whose parents live on a nearby farm. The pair become friends but, more than that, there’s a sexual attraction between them. Amy wants to locate her real parents and Chloe offers to help her. The film starts well, with an intriguing set-up and solid performances all around. Towards the end, the plot becomes wildly unconvincing as it all goes a bit crazy, with yet another twist and a dose of murder and mayhem.
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall, Bennelong Point. Wednesday, 8pm. Duration: 1hr 55min, with interval. Tickets: $39$137. Bookings: (02) 9250 7777 or online. Until May 15. Garage Barbershop Garage Barbershop comprises a series of photographs taken by international fashion photographer Harold David. His portraits capture encounters in a Blacktown garage where Charles Lomu, a self-taught barber, and his five apprentices have cultivated their craft in cutting, shaving and fading men’s hair. The portraits present a contemporary notion of masculinity; manhood is not achieved through age but through mature ways of living. During the exhibition, Charles and the apprentices will have a pop-up barbershop at Blacktown Arts Centre on May 18 and 25, and June 1. Bookings are essential. Blacktown Arts Centre, 78 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown. Free admission. Inquiries: (02) 9839 6558 or online. Opens May 11.