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Review / ‘Dior and I’ (M) ***

BELGIAN Raf Simons, newly-appointed creative director at Paris fashion house Dior, doesn’t draw designs. He gives written briefs which atelier staff will convert into maquettes for expensive gowns. Other people’s docos about couturieres follow the designer from tabula rasa  through design drawings to cutting and machining fabrics to the obligatory closing shots of skinny young […]

Review / ‘A Little Chaos’ (M) ** and a half

EVERY journey has a first step. For Jeremy Brock and Alison Deegan, writing their debut screenplay for “A Little Chaos” took them straight into the directorial arms of Alan Rickman. Few actors do better sneer than Rickman. “A Little Chaos” is his second directorial effort (he brought Emma Thompson to Australia for “A Winter Journey” […]

Kate’s is the winning face that fits

WEARING a check peplum cut top, oxblood leather skirt and a custom-made headpiece to match, Kate Speldewinde was crowned this year’s Face of Canberra Racing. The 26-year-old physiotherapist from Nicholls, beat 18 other finalists to the top spot. “It felt awesome to win, it was a bit of a shock because the calibre of entrants […]

Kenneth proves a prize catch

WHEN Deborah Brownlie stepped up to the podium to claim her raffle prize at Thoroughbred Park on Saturday, she had no idea her boyfriend had planned the surprise of her life. Wearing a kilt, Kenneth Grogan, a Scottish 38-year-old who works in Transfield Services in Queensland surprised his girlfriend of four years, Deborah, with a […]

Review / ‘Big Eyes’ (PG) ***

“O VILLAIN, villain, smiling, damned villain!… one may smile, and smile, and be a villain.” There was a practical reason for studying “Hamlet” as the obligatory foray into Shakespeare for matriculation exams all those years ago. The quote neatly describes not the usurper who has just married his royal brother’s widow, Hamlet’s mum, but Walter […]