Lavish ‘West Side Story’ is a ‘must see’ production

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.

Somers shines and ‘Producers’ an energetic hit

Reviewer BILL STEPHENS hits the "must-see" button for Daryl Somers and the local cast of this energetic, new production of "The Producers".

Much to like about ‘Much Ado’

Reviewer JOE WOODWARD says "Much Ado About Nothing” once again illustrates Bell Shakespeare’s ability to perform Shakespeare’s comedies very well. 

Movie review / ‘Hustlers’ (MA)

"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".  

Movie review / ‘Working Woman’ (MA)

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".

Movie review / ‘Gemini Man’ (M)

DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews "Gemini Man", enjoys it, but "just don’t expect great intellectual or artistic merit".

Some like it hot… or medium or mild

Some like it hot... medium or mild. Food reviewer WENDY JOHNSON files from Bateman's Bay.

Musical insight to an ‘amazing’ land

Reviewer ROB KENNEDY savours a taste traditional Chinese music that crossed centuries and styles.

Trepidation misplaced as song cycle triumphs

Reviewer LEN POWER approaches a concert with interest and trepidation. He needn’t have worried.

Elegant concert of new and classic baroque

Reviewer ROB KENNEDY relishes a concert of European baroque music from the 1700s and Australian music from 2018 at Llewellyn Hall.

Movie review / ‘Birds of Passage’ (MA)

DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews 'Birds of Passage' and finds it a "beautiful, challenging and ultimately rewarding film".

Movie review / ‘Joker’ (MA)

Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD's just seen "Joker" and reckons he has a couple of hot tips for the Oscars.

Young cast bring ‘lightness’ to modern classic

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

Darling Clementine doesn’t disappoint

"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.

Success in performance of heartfelt passion

Canberra Strings evoke success from a performance of heartfelt passion, says reviewer TONY McGEE.

More winter than summer, but Sinfonia ‘Seasons’ offer promise

"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.

Hard to find a more ideal Oliver!

"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.

Movie review / ‘The Goldfinch’ (M)

“The Goldfinch” has bombed in the US, but movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD is more forgiving. Here's why...

Movie review / ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ (MA)

"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.

Movie review / ‘Ride Like A Girl’ (PG)

“'Ride Like A Girl' tells a warm-hearted story, well modulated by smiles and laughter, not without griefs," writes movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

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Movie review / ‘Hustlers’ (MA)

"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".  

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