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Review / ‘The Gunman’ (MA) *** and a half

IN his short (1942-1995) life, critically-acclaimed French crime novelist Jean-Patrick Manchette wrote what would become 25 films or TV series. “The Gunman”, the first filmed after his death, probably owes as much to Pierre Morel’s direction of Don MacPherson’s adaptation as to Manchette’s original plot. In 2006, mercenary Jim (Sean Penn, one of the film’s […]

Review / ‘IT Follows’ (MA) *

SHORTLY after Easter I received an email touting the Australian release of “David Robert Mitchell’s independent horror feature ‘IT Follows’ ’’, asserting that “IT” had “stormed the US speciality box office over its opening weekend (March 13-15) recording the highest screen average of any film release in 2015 with $40,000. ($160,089 total gross off four […]

Second alleged ram raider to face court

An 18-year-old Macgregor man will face court today (Friday, April 17) where he will be charged for multiple burglaries, including two ram raid incidents, across Canberra last month. Between 5am and 6am on Friday March 27, an offender gained entry to six businesses in Ainslie and Fyshwick, including a newsagency, baby store and pet store. […]

Felicity West

Canberra’s Felicity West wins prestigious scholarship to Gallipoli

CANBERRA’S Australian Air Force Cadet Flight Sergeant Felicity West, aged 16, has been selected to take part in the Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli. Felicity has been presented with the prestigious Eleanore Tibble Memorial Pilgrimage Scholarship for 2015. The scholarship sponsors an AAFC Cadet to travel with the Australian Defence Force contingent to Gallipoli to […]

Canberra Confidential / Fashion with an uppercut

IN possibly a world first, boxing gloves will make their debut on a catwalk when local designer Red Corner launches its new range of boxing accoutrements at Canberra’s awfully fashionable Fashfest on May 15. “It’s not such a stretch when you realise how fashion-forward this Canberra company is with its new selection of anything-but-boring boxing […]

Arts in the City / Mini-musical with catchy songs

“THE Last Five Years” is a mini-musical with catchy songs. A new production with a band is coming to Vivaldi’s with two separate casts of local luminaries – Mathew Chardon O’Dea and Josie Dunham, Vanessa De Jager and Fraser Findlay. It’s about the five-year relationship between Cathy and Jamie from when they meet, get married, […]