A fractious face of madness

Reviewer ARNE SJOSTEDT has mixed feelings about Rep's production of "Cosi".

Movie review / ‘Ascendant’ (MA)

"I found 'Ascendant' tedious and lacking a sense of conviction," writes movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.  It was made in Australia though.

Movie review / ‘Antoinette in the Cévennes’ (M)

"Antoinette in the Cévennes" is a warmly charming film, an agreeable escape occasionally testing our credulity without abusing it and ending on an optimistic note, says movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Collective’ (MA)

Why would many Canberra filmgoers find it familiar territory, asks movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD. "The issue driving 'Collective' is not endemic in Australia. But it illuminates a government presence that functions in a manner very similar to Canberra’s main industry. And finds it wanting."

Music contemplates our land and sky

The subtlety and ingenuity in this work were extraordinary. And to make it even better, Cheetham singing her songs added that special touch, writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

‘Spellbinding’ music crosses cultures and centuries

After a spellbinding couple of days at the 2021 Four Winds Festival, the final day, Sunday, April 4, hosted more musical and artistic treats, writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Music and the arts fill the air

After a year’s hiatus because of covid, the Four Winds Festival was back stronger than before, writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Unusual Passion music puts choir to the test

Reviewer GRAHAM McDONALD enjoys a concert with a different approach in combining elements of liturgical choral music with a jazz accompaniment.

Movie review / ‘The Father’ (M)

"The Father" is a film reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD describes as one that touches our hearts and souls, for the best of reasons – its absolute humanity, sympathy and credibility, without demanding a box of tissues. But take a few, just in case.

Movie review / ‘The Courier’ (M)

"This is no James Bond spy thriller. It’s a sober telling of a version of actual events," writes movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD. He'd been to see "The Courier".

Movie review / ‘Nobody’ (MA)

"What worries me most about 'Nobody' is the example it might set to young adult males in search of anti-social diversion." Not a toe curler for movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Deep ties to the landscape in Mincham’s work

In Jeff Mincham’s 90th exhibition after more than 40 years of professional practice, each work displays his supreme skill and confidence in form and glaze, writes reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Sophisticated event with a tone of joyous relief

Arts editor HELEN MUSA immediately picked up on the tone of joyous relief pervading the Bowral Autumn Music Festival at being back into live performances.

Beautiful singing throughout in ‘Stabat Mater’

Greta Claringbould and Maartje Sevenster sang beautifully throughout, and the five string players were well-balanced, writes reviewer GRAHAM McDONALD.

Empathetic perfomance of rare works

Cleary and Raineri gave a performance that, not only was packed full of virtuosity, but also was in superb balance, and with a clarity that only brilliant artists could achieve, writes reviewer CLINTON WHITE.

In sensations, this was a ‘Traviata’ to remember

A PUMPED-UP crowd greeted the revival of an old favourite, “La Traviata”, with understandable enthusiasm, reports arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Fairytales come to life with charm and grace

ONCE upon an autumn evening, in the Belconnen Community Theatre, a fairytale unfolded. Reviewer SAMARA PURNELL was there.

Lovegrove’s mesmerising miniature world

ROB KENNEDY reviews an exhibition with miniature paintings that make you feel like you're standing in a wetland or on the edge of a glorious landscape.

Movie review / ‘The Painter and the Thief’ (M)

"The Painter and the Thief" delivers a compelling portrait of compassion and forgiveness, says movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ (M)

"For all its noise and futuristic violence, I must confess to having slept through much of it." DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews the new movie "Godzilla vs. Kong". 

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