Movie review / ‘Baby Done’ (PG)

"Baby Done’s" screenplay squeezes out every possible social, emotional, medical, obstetric and relationship problem that might confront a woman in her first pregnancy, writes movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘On the Rocks’ (M)

Here's a "wonderfully satisfying combination of narrative style and gently insistent drama that steers clear of message or unresolvable tension". DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews "On the Rocks".  

Movie review / ‘Never Too Late’ (M)

DOUGAL MACDONALD review a mildly amusing movie that tells about four veterans planning to repeat their escape from a Vietnamese PoW camp. Escape? From where? From an Adelaide veterans’ retirement village.

‘Normal’ makes the abnormal relatable

"Normal" is a vivid depiction of teenage life under pressure, writes reviewer JOHN LOMBARD.

Review / Passionate songs tell of unexpected journey

ROB KENNEDY joyfully returns to reviewing to be knocked to the back of his seat by the singing of soprano Sonia Anfiloff.

Holding the whole world in his hands

NICK OVERALL goes into the wild for inspiration in this week's streaming column...

Movie review / ‘Irresistible’ (M)

"Irresistible" is a gleeful, jocular look at the twin demons of money and packaging setting about killing electoral democracy, says movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.  

Movie review / ‘Hope Gap’ (M)

"Hope Gap" is essentially a two-hander performed with style, grace and a screenplay that pulls no punches, says movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Rebecca’ (M)

"Against my natural inclination, I confess that I found its 129 minutes entertaining, its thesis compelling and its environment persuasive." DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews "Rebecca".

Dining / Cafe savours vibe of Kingston’s ‘urban village’

"It’s early days for this community hub at Kingsborough Village, but its reputation is growing quickly," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Fabulous ‘Fargo’ sets the quality bar

Streaming columnist NICK OVERALL rejoices at the arrivals of a new series of "Fargo" and looks at a documentary about making friends with an octopus (no, really).

Movie review / ‘Dirt Music’ (M)

'Dirt Music" looks beautiful, scary and passionate. So what does movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD think?

Movie review / ‘The Leadership’ (M)

“The Leadership” is a movie of a voyage to Antarctica in a pretty little cruise ship carrying 76 highly educated women. DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews it.

Movie review / ‘Lucky Grandma’ (M)

Pit a lucky/unlucky/lucky Chinese grandma against a gang of crooks when the bullets start flying and anything can happen. DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews the new "Lucky Grandma" movie.

Review / Bonynge book unveils two operatic lives

BILL STEPHENS reviews the book 'Chalet Monet – Inside the home of Dame Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge', about the couple's fairytale Lake Geneva home.

Wine / The chilled and fizzy taste of summer

"Sparkling shiraz is the quintessential Australian wine to drink in the summer… just right for a barbecue where it has the capacity to cut through fatty meats and clean the palate in the best possible way," writes wine columnist RICHARD CALVER. 

Review / Shining show from the Luminescence Singers

Music reviewer LEN POWER savours "another fine concert" by the Luminescence Singers.

Series opinion split by political views

Streaming columnist NICK OVERALL reports on a political series that's causing controversy among its viewers. 

Review / Performance sheds light on the socially confined

Belco Arts' production 'Mess' is an immersive, intense production, writes reviewer Samara Purnell.

Movie review / ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ (MA)

DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews Aaron Sorkin’s new movie "The Trial of The Chicago 7". Four stars.

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