Surprises when Nora returns for a divorce

There are moments of understanding when Nora returns in this curious sequel (“A Doll’s House Part 2”) to Ibsen's classic play, says arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Movie review / ‘Men in Black: International’ (M)

"Men in Black: International" is a genuinely funny movie in both the ha-ha and the peculiar senses of that word, says reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Tolkien’ (M)

Finnish director Dome Karukoski's first English-language film is an affectionate homage to the man who gave hobbits to the world’s readers and moviegoers, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Wild Rose’ (M)

From Scotland comes a film about self-discovery, determination and musical talent, set in Glasgow with a brief excursion to Nashville, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Painters powerfully capture their subjects’ vulnerability

This exhibition shows that portraiture is as powerful as the real-life subjects that they depict, writes art reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Exhibition layout brings Monet to life

One final note is on the thoughtful layout of the exhibition, which allows many of the works by Monet to be viewed from a distance, which is when they truly come to life, writes reviewer JOHN LANDT.

Chasing bases at the Fenway

"No one asked how our meals were going, which I always find baffling with a new establishment since it’s a free and quick form of market testing," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON after a visit to The Fenway at Woden.

There was something in the air that night…

"The quality of a wine can be linked to the place or circumstances where you drank it," writes wine columnist RICHARD CALVER in an experiment in taste that starts beside a river in the NT and ends in Tathra.

Sequel with a strong voice for gay rights

"All in all, it is a necessary sequel to the Matthew Shepard tale that provides a strong voice for the gay rights movement. Highly engaging, immensely worthwhile." writes theatre reviewer ARNE SJOSTEDT of “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later".

Stellar cast, flawless play… great night

“The Laramie Project” achieves great things through its stellar cast, surgically precise direction and beautifully minimalist set, says theatre reviewer ARNE SJOSTEDT.

Movie review / ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ (M)

"After 114 minutes of 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix', I couldn’t contain myself: 'What a load of crap'." And so brave film reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD sets himself up for the predictable response.

Movie Review / ‘My Big Gay Italian Wedding’ (M)

DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews "My Big Gay Italian Wedding", a gentle, moderately humorous Italian-language movie.

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.

Black takes full control of porcelain

The work in this exhibition – in porcelain – is fully resolved, both in form and decoration from a ceramicist who is in full control of her medium, writes reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Long live the Republique!

"Republique has wonderful service. It’s a family operated business and there’s lots of love about the place. It’s infectious." And that's before reviewer WENDY JOHNSON gets the the restaurant's food.

Sinfonia plays splendorous tangos

The bright and exciting finale was also well-played and brought this enjoyable concert to a satisfying close, writes reviewer LEN POWER.

Colourful reprise of a much-loved musical

Queanbeyan Players and director, Michael Moore, have given us a very entertaining, well-sung and colourful production of the much-loved and famous musical, "Hello, Dolly!", says reviewer LEN POWER.

Sublime performance of female voices

"Few musical experiences can compare to the sound of a choir of unaccompanied human voices. When it’s six female artists from The Luminescence Chamber Singers that experience becomes sublime," says reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Movie review / ‘Rocketman’ (M)

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

Movie review / ‘Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion’ (PG)

“Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion” is the second movie that was not written by the original team of Goscinny (words) and Uderzo (illustrations). It shows, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

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