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Controlled burns tomorrow

THE ACT Rural Fire Service will conduct a hazard reduction burn from 10am to 6pm tomorrow at the Canberra Equestrian Centre, near the intersection of Hindmarsh and Eucumbene Drives, Chapman.  Five heavy tankers, one light unit, one command vehicle and 20 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of  about one hectare. Also […]

Review: ‘Wunderkinder’ (M) *** and a half

IN 2011, the 70th anniversary of the events it tells, German film-maker Markus Rosenmuller made this memorial to the 1.5 million Jewish children murdered by the Nazis. In a small Ukranian town, violinist Abrascha and pianist Larisssa, Jewish children under the tutelage of teacher Irina, have shown themselves to be talented musicians. Hannah, daughter of […]

Review: ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ (PG) ****

“DID you enjoy it?” asked the box-office lass as I emerged from Wes Anderson’s gentle, affectionate allegorical lampoon of a choice selection of contemporary American social, political, military and institutional habits. I enjoyed it a lot, which I don’t often do. It’s a mid-’60s fantasy on an imaginary island off the north-eastern US coast with […]

Review: ‘The Expendables 2′ (MA) ** and a half

POSSESSION of a brain is almost over-qualification for seeing this joyously ramshackle, violent, good-guys-versus-villains fantasy written by Sylvester Stallone (pictured) and directed by Simon West, of the kind that I enjoyed as an adolescent who knew no better. In fact, leaving the brain on the laundry shelf to cool off while venturing forth to watch […]

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