Review / Theatrical magic not to be missed

When all the elements come together so well in the theatre, as it does in this production of "Shakespeare in Love", it’s magic and not to be missed, says reviewer LEN POWER.

Review / ’80s pop hits star in Song Company mashup

Was it a play, a musical, the theatre of the absurd or a surrealist mashup of music from the 1980s with a story that was almost impossible to fathom? Whatever it was, the Song Company that brought it all together, writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Review / A great night out from Canberra Opera

After what he describes as "great night out' at the opera, reviewer TONY MAGEE says the number of talented young singers in the cast presents a great future for Canberra Opera.

Review / Loud band mars bright show’s opening night

The over-enthusiastic band detracted considerably from the overall enjoyment of an otherwise admirable presentation, writes reviewer BILL STEPHENS after seeing "Legally Blonde".

Movie review / ‘Overcomer’ (PG) ***

“'Overcomer's' a well-crafted piece of cinema blessed with impressive performances and agreeable credibility," writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD. 

Movie review / ‘Angel Has Fallen’ (MA)

"No prizes for predicting how this little lot will turn out after spending an estimated $US80 million staging scads of small-arms fire, road wreckage, bodies and blowings up," writes DOUGAL MACDONALD in his review of 'Angel Has Fallen'.

Movie review / ‘The Australian Dream’ (MA)

Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD says "The Australian Dream" is a movie we should all see. It offers mind food to help us think not about an us-and-a-them but about an all-embracing us, regardless of race, skin colour, place of birth or ancestry. 

Four musos shine through a concert of blemishes

In a city of almost half a million people and one of the most affluent societies in Australia, Canberra currently has an orchestra which is not full-time and not up to scratch, writes TONY MAGEE.

Gilbert’s dramatic work follows the fold

In these current works, the utilitarian is unimportant: they are created for the wall and are dramatic in glossy red, black and white, with some matt and silver colours, writes craft reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE after heading to “Form Follows Fold”.

Dining / Monster’s new menu put to the test

“Monster recently launched a new menu. We were looking forward to the adventure,” writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Wine / Feeling the love, but it takes 10 years

"I think that even though semillon is unloved by the market I am going to keep looking for bargains where there is the potential to have a truly excellent wine," says wine columnist RICHARD CALVER

Pianist shines through music inspired by icons

Excellent vocal harmonies were complimented by the outstanding, sensitive and beautifully balanced piano accompaniments from Nikulina throughout the entire concert, writes reviewer TONY MAGEE.

Concert ends in ‘rapturous’ applause

Luminescence Chamber Singers reached, at times, a cappella vocal heights of sublime beauty and exquisite harmony and balance, writes TONY MAGEE.

Powerful performance elevates iconic play

“Metamorphosis” is a production that theatre needs as a constant rejuvenating force, writes JOE WOODWARD.

Hypnotic music crosses many genres

Australians and New Zealanders should get out to experience Spirograph Studies while they are on tour, because they are worth the effort, writes ROB KENNEDY.

Movie review / ‘A Dog’s Journey’ (PG)

Heading out to see "A Dog’s Journey" this weekend? See what movie review DOUGAL MACDONALD thought of the film.

Movie Review / ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’ (MA)

Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD enjoyed "Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood". Are you going to see it?

Powerful play comes with a warning

The didactic and dramatic sides of the script merge to create a powerful and clever, complex allegory that clearly warns the viewers about being complacent with the planet, writes ARNE SJOSTEDT in her review on the play "Collapse".

Shed opens up some of the best oysters

Winter is a peak season for oysters farmed in the pristine, turquoise waters the Eurobodalla coast is so well known for. The unique microclimate and clean waters create the oyster’s signature taste and appeal (salty, sweet, creamy),” writes WENDY JOHNSON.

Solo encore caps off a ‘riveting’ concert

The Limestone consort was fully on song and played the best this reviewer has heard them perform, writes ROB KENNEDY.

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