Review: ‘Divergent’ (M)***

THIS futurist drama originates from the pen (keyboard?) of Veronica Roth, who has two more “young adult” novels ("Insurgent" and "Allegiant") in the pipeline...
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Review / CIMF Concert 20, ‘Twilight’

Canberra International Music Festival – Concert 20 - “Twilight” At the Fitters’ Workshop – Saturday 7 May 2016, 5.30pm Reviewed by Ian McLean

Review: Henry goes dancing

 MUSICAL THEATRE “Syncopation” The Q, Queanbeyan, until April 5 Reviewed by Ian McLean   “SYNCOPATION” may have parallels with “Dirty Dancing” and “Strictly Ballroom” (boy meets girl and teaches...

Review / ‘Chicago’ comes through tight and classy

Theatre / "Chicago". Erindale Theatre. Runs until March 25. REVIEWED BY Ian McLean

Review / Concert of style and clarity

Music / "Musical Portraits", Ensemble Greenway3. At the National Portrait Gallery, June 1. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

Review / ‘Monsieur Chocolat’ (M) ****

CIRCUS has a long and honorable tradition of entertaining all social strata with acts they couldn’t see in any other way. It’s fair to...

‘Rare delight’ in Armenian music

Review: “The Mystic, the Monk and the Muse,” Concert 6, Canberra International Music festival Fitter's Workshop, May 11 Reviewed by Judith Crispin

Review / ‘Loving Vincent’ (PG) ****.

THE amazing story of the creativity underlying this beautiful animation has been told elsewhere. Suffice it for me to say that its craft ensures...

Deftly acted ‘Fragments’ is no fun night out

"I struggle to find the value in a work that serves primarily to show that mental health problems exist for young people, and to drag you through that experience without much relent." "Fragments" was was no fun night out for theatre reviewer ARNE SJOSTEDT.

Review / ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ (MA) ** and a half

THIS is the first (another has been announced) sequel to the 2014 comedy actioner about a secret British spy agency that operates out of...

Review: ‘Therese Desqueyroux’ (M) ***

THE last film by French writer/director Claude Miller was his adaptation of Francois Mauriac’s novel about Therese, bourgeois with leftist tendencies. Her family owns a...

Arts / Canberra verse reworked, remixed, re-licked and re-loaded

Theatre / “Under Sedation: Canberra Verse Remixed”. At The Street Theatre until October 14. Reviewed by JUDITH CRISPIN

Dining / Super friendly cafe feeling its way

“All dishes are reasonably priced for trendy Manuka and those seeking gluten-free dishes have lots to choose from," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Review / Contrasting adaptations promise entertainment

theatre / "War of the Worlds + Tourmaline", Street Theatre, July 7. Reviewed by PHILLIP MACKENZIE

Review / Exploring sonatas for oboe and violin

Music / "A Concert of Trio Sonatas". Limestone Consort. At St Paul's Church, Manuka. March 3. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY.

Review: Welcome return to Brigadoon

musical theatre “Brigadoon” The Queanbeyan Players At The Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre until November 17. Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Review / ‘The Mummy’ (M) *

IN 1911 filmmakers began scaring their customers with, at latest count, 200 movies and TV episodes in which a cadaver preserved by the ancient...

‘Mockingbird’s’ timeless message lives on

Theatre / "To Kill a Mockingbird". Canberra Rep. At Theatre 3 until April 13. Reviewed by ARNE SJOSTEDT

Review / ‘A Star Is Born’ (M) ****

THIS is the fifth, English-language film carrying the title “A Star Is Born” and the eighth telling its story. All come with impressive credentials....

Review / ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ (M) ***

WHAT? Three stars for a fairytale? Has this reviewer lost his edge? No, he hasn’t. Fairytales make more relaxed dramatic demands than serious narrative and...

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