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Movie Review / ‘The Happy Prince’ (MA)

Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD gets wild (four stars) about a new Oscar Wilde movie.

Movie review / ‘The Heiresses’ (MA)

Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD enjoys "The Heiresses".

Movie review / ‘Yesterday’ (M)

"You are entitled to expect a good experience when Danny Boyle’s name appears on a film’s masthead as director. When Richard Curtis’ name appears on the next line in the credits as writer, expectations soar even further." Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD'S at "Yesterday".

Movie review: ‘Hotel Mumbai’ (MA)

This full-on movie telling the story of the 2008 terrorist attack that left 166 dead and 293 wounded in Mumbai has much to tell filmgoers with the wit to read between its lines.

Movie review / ‘Rocketman’ (M)

Curious movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD comes to a surprise conclusion about the Elton John bio-pic "Rocketman".

Movie review / ‘Destroyer’ (MA)

“Destroyer” may not be the greatest thriller that ever came out of Hollywood, but inputs made to it by two women make it high-grade cinema for the right reasons, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Burning’ (M)

"I liked this film a lot, more than I expected." He doesn't write that very often, so four stars and a thumbs up from reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD has got to be worth a look...

Movie review / ‘Peterloo’ (M)

"Peterloo" is not It’s not populist cinema. It’s cinema craft of a high order, especially in its staging of a day the legacy of which most of the world’s countries now enjoy, says reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘The Chaperone’ (M)

Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD has some fond words for "The Chaperone".

Movie review / ‘2040’

Australian documentarist Damon Gameau made "2040" to show his four-year-old daughter Zoe how her life might be at age 25 by suggesting how technologies available in 2019 might help humankind avoid extinction. DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews the film.

Review / ‘Everybody Knows’ (M)

'Everybody Knows' is a dramatic potpourri of tension, worry, anger, frustration and grief in 133 minutes of stylish energy and complexity that will satisfy the most demanding viewer expectations, says movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD

Movie review / ‘Claire Darling’ (M)

"We wonder how Claire can possibly know the day that she’s going to die and can’t imagine exactly how it will come about," writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD after seeing the new movie 'Claire Darling'.

Review / ‘The House That Jack Built’ (R)

DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews the horror movie "The House that Jack Built".

Movie review / ‘Long Shot’ (M)

Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD enjoys "Long Shot" for its pure escapism, its cynicism about the US political system and its delectable star.

Movie review / ‘Sometimes Always Never’ (PG)

This British comedy/drama comes wearing a likeable outfit of drama, humour, bathos and pathos, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD

Movie review / ‘Galveston’ (MA)

"Galveston" fits into a small but well-shaped collection of genres – drama, thriller, crime, road movie, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘The Third Wife’ (M)

DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews the new movie, “The Third Wife”.

Movie review / ‘Pimped’ (MA)

"Pimped" is an Australian film is about nasty people doing nasty things to each other. But that doesn’t make a nasty film, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Red Joan’ (M)

“Red Joan” bears scant resemblance to any other English-language film about espionage. Its pace is unhurried and it’s moderately entertaining, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘The Aftermath’ (M)

Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD enjoy the potent mixture that is the war drama 'The Aftermath'.




Young choir doesn’t miss a beat

Reviewer LEN POWER praises Luminescence Choir for its high standards and singing abilities.

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