Movie review / ‘Breaking Habits’ (M)

DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews the new film 'Breaking Habits'.

Top spots at the Bay and beyond

Heading to the south coast for Easter? If you’re wandering through the Bateman’s Bay area and slightly beyond to Mosquito Bay, there are two spots on the water worth a visit, says dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Narrow focus reveals a rich repertoire

Singing group's narrow musical focus reveals a rich repertoire, reports reviewer GRAHAM McDONALD.

Big sound knocks audience back in their seats.

When a large orchestra is combined with a full choir, it can be overwhelming, especially in the beginning section of the “Sea Symphony” by Vaughan Williams, writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Triumph of the lecherous, old skinflint

The farcical comedy 'The Miser' calls for big, fast gestures and tight ensemble choreography – and its call is answered, says reviewer SIMONE PENKETHMAN.

Actors bring the gallery walls to life

Theatre / “The Walls That Talk”, National Portrait Gallery, Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, at 4pm, 4.30pm and 5pm. The performances will run for 20 minutes, followed by an extended gallery viewing until 6pm. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.

Movie review / ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ (PG)

Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD was surprised to be alone in the cinema watching “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”. He says it's refreshingly different and deserves wide exposure.

Movie review / ‘The Aftermath’ (M)

Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD enjoy the potent mixture that is the war drama 'The Aftermath'.

Movie review / “Little” (PG)

WRITER/director Tina Gordon’s film is about a bossy bitch who learned at school that the only way to get one’s own way is to...

New eatery with a gift in store

"Calli is more than a café. It’s a café, a wine bar and an upmarket homewares and gift store. It's right on the water, close to the action, but far enough away to have its own sense of calm," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Spiegeltent’s pop-ups prove a mixed bag

BILL STEPHENS reviews the early evening, one-show only, pop-up performances at the Spiegeltent in Civic Square.

Hilarious songs end a ‘top-notch’ concert

The Tasman Soloists offered songs from the serious to the highly comical, writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Colour rules for legendary interior designer

Craft / “Marion Hall Best: Interiors” Canberra Museum & Gallery, until June 15. Reviewed by MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE. THIS vibrant exhibition was curated by Sydney Living...

‘Queers’ comes up trumps

Reviewer LEN POWER spends a night at The Prince's Arms (the Courtyard Studio theatre) and is nothing but positive about "Queers", the show he saw there.

Movie review / ‘Galveston’ (MA)

"Galveston" fits into a small but well-shaped collection of genres – drama, thriller, crime, road movie, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie Review / ‘The Happy Prince’ (MA)

Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD gets wild (four stars) about a new Oscar Wilde movie.

Movie review / ‘Mid90s’ (MA)

DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews the new movie "Mid90s".

The unflagging thrill of potted Harry Potter

Reviewer BILL STEPHENS enjoys a head-spinning 75 minutes watching "Potted Potter".

The pub with few cheers

Theatre / "Two". Written by Jim Cartwright and directed by Mark Kilmurry. At The Q Theatre, Queanbeyan to April 6. Reviewed by LEN POWER.

Comedy hits hard on uncomfortable truths

Nakkiah Lui’s play is an incisive roller coaster ride through the current political, social and cultural issues facing this country, writes LEN POWER.




Keep public servants in Canberra, says candidate

CANBERRA Independent Senate candidate Anthony Pesec is pushing to keep public service jobs in the ACT.  “The only jobs transfers that should occur are within...


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