Tribute to Rigg from ‘our’ James Bond

Music writer TONY MAGEE spotted George Lazenby’s tribute to Dame Diana Rigg, who has died aged 82, and shares his memories of Lazenby’s 1999 visit to Canberra.

Movie / ‘Slim & I’ (PG)

Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD takes a fond look at a new release about singer Slim Dusty.

Movie review / ‘After We Collided’ (M)

Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD collides with "a tedious tale of love, disappointment and retribution".

Movie review / ‘Adam’ (PG)

"I watched it alone and was enchanted by it." Film reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD writes about "Adam".

Movie review / ‘Fatima’ (M)

"Italian director Marco Pontecorvo has made a film about a rural Portuguese community that might possibly have got more media attention had there not been something else more newsworthy going on in Europe at the time," writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘The New Mutants’ (M)

There’s nothing in "The New Mutants" 94-minute run time that even the world’s most bestest pubic-relations flack could inflate its reputation into a crowd pleaser for all audience tastes, says movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Les Misérables’ (MA)

Film reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD is energised by "Les Miserables", and its portrayal of an exciting, vigorous, confronting, sympathetic day in the life of people abandoned by society.

Movie review / ‘Tenet’ (M)

"'Tenet' runs for 154 minutes. I’ve seen longer movies but none of them as ultimately disappointing," writes movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Sequin in a Blue Room’ (R)

"'Sequin in a Blue Room' deals with an aspect of male behaviour that’s there from the instant of conception until death. No medical procedure or pharmaceutical nostrum can alter it," writes movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

University’s drive-in cinema reopens to the public

Drive-in movies are all the rage in Canberra, with news that the University of Canberra’s drive-in cinema is returning, this time for the entire Canberra community.

Movie review / ‘Made in Italy’ (M)

In "Made in Italy" Liam Neeson plays Robert, an artist whose painting career is stalled and whose spirit is depressed. Does it get any better? Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD has the answer.

Movie review / ‘Force of Nature’ (MA)

DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews Mel Gibson's new movie "Force of Nature".

Movie review / ‘La Belle Epoque’ (M)

"A zany, entertaining, puzzling French movie that’s sometimes comedy, other times drama." Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD's been to see 'La Belle Epoque'.

Movie review / ‘Black Water: Abyss’ (MA) **

“Black Water: Abyss” doesn’t need great acting and doesn’t get it, says movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD. Its best ingredient is the aerial shots of North Queensland and its rain forests.

Movie review / ‘Deerskin’ (MA)

IS it a thriller? A psychological drama? A black comedy? A story of obsession? A fantasy escape from every restraint that human morality can devise? DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews "Deerskin".

Movie review / ‘We’ll End Up Together (M)

“We'll End Up Together” is a film that belongs to François Cluzet as Max, in a great performance in a happy-ender made more credible by the close shaves traversed before arriving there, says movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

How the wild west led the east in women’s suffrage

Arts editor HELEN MUSA catches up with film producer and former Canberran Sophie Barksdale, co-producer of 'The State of Equality', which tells the story of how women's suffrage started in Wyoming.

Film is all winner Wu wants to do

Arts editor HELEN MUSA meets director Alex Wu, winner of the Sydney Film Festival’s “Dendy Live Action Short Award” for best Australian short film.

Movie review / ‘Unhinged’ (MA)

"Unhinged" is not a “nice” film. Russell Crowe plays a man beset by an awful family tragedy, who happens to be driving the pick-up truck that doesn’t move off after the light goes to green.

Movie review / ’23 Walks’ (M)

"23 Walks" a tale of the human condition as old age begins to bite, telling it like it is when two strangers, no longer young, meet in a London park while walking their dogs, says reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.





GP representatives slam Labor for unfair walk-in centre commitments

The peak representative bodies for general practice and primary care in Canberra are calling on ACT Labor to consult before making unfair commitments about walk-in centre locations. 


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