Opera Australia’s lavish production of "West Side Story" honours the original production with its 1950s period mostly intact and the re-creation of the original Jerome Robbins choreography. It's a "must see", says reviewer LEN POWER.
Reviewer BILL STEPHENS hits the "must-see" button for Daryl Somers and the local cast of this energetic, new production of "The Producers".
Reviewer JOE WOODWARD says "Much Ado About Nothing” once again illustrates Bell Shakespeare’s ability to perform Shakespeare’s comedies very well.
"Its depiction of women’s demeanour as they empty the wallets and credit cards of men they’ve not previously met may give women filmgoers a warm glow and a sense of triumph at the film’s reversal of gender stereotypes." Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD's been to see "Hustlers".
One day, Benny kisses Orna. She has to decide whether to give a well-paying job the quick flick or soldier on. DOUGAL MACDONALD reveals more in his review of "Working Woman".
DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews "Gemini Man", enjoys it, but "just don’t expect great intellectual or artistic merit".
Some like it hot... medium or mild. Food reviewer WENDY JOHNSON files from Bateman's Bay.
Reviewer ROB KENNEDY savours a taste traditional Chinese music that crossed centuries and styles.
Reviewer LEN POWER approaches a concert with interest and trepidation. He needn’t have worried.
Reviewer ROB KENNEDY relishes a concert of European baroque music from the 1700s and Australian music from 2018 at Llewellyn Hall.
DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews 'Birds of Passage' and finds it a "beautiful, challenging and ultimately rewarding film".
Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD's just seen "Joker" and reckons he has a couple of hot tips for the Oscars.
The fun young cast brought a lightness of touch to this adaptation of a modern Australian classic, which meant that watching them perform and enjoy their time on the Courtyard Studio stage was engaging, writes ARNE SJOSTEDT
"Clementine is Yass Valley’s first hatted restaurant, offering local wines and modern dining with predominantly French and Italian influences," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.
Canberra Strings evoke success from a performance of heartfelt passion, says reviewer TONY McGEE.
"While not anywhere near perfection, this was certainly not a disagreeable performance. A few of the players needed, perhaps, to be listening more closely to what the rest were doing," writes Canberra Sinfonia reviewer GRAHAM McDONALD.
"It would be hard to find a more ideal Oliver than Willum Hollier-Smith. Looking younger than his 11 years, with his cherubic face and silvery voice, Willum melted hearts and practically stopped the show with his lovely rendition of 'Where is Love'," writes reviewer BILL STEPHENS.
“The Goldfinch” has bombed in the US, but movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD is more forgiving. Here's why...
"It’s a fun movie that succeeds better than most of its zombie genre predecessors in delivering humour to assuage the bloodletting." DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews "The Dead Don't Die" movie.
“'Ride Like A Girl' tells a warm-hearted story, well modulated by smiles and laughter, not without griefs," writes movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.