Review / ‘Magic In The Moonlight’ (PG) *** and a half

WOODY Allen’s latest film is a whimsical confection that Noël Coward might have recognised as reflecting his style – the upper classes at play,...

Review: My, my, Mr “American Pie”

Don McLean At Canberra Theatre – Thursday, August 29. Reviewed by Ian McLean

Review / Powerful performance of the ‘perfect’ play

theatre / “Macbeth”. Directed by Jordan Best for Canberra REP. At Theatre 3, Acton, until August 20. Reviewed by Helen Musa.

Review / Thrilling end to orchestra’s season

music / Canberra Symphony Orchestra. At Llewellyn Hall, November 2. Reviewed by Clinton White

Review / ‘We Are The Best’ (MA) ****

IN Swedish filmmaker Moodysson’s dramatisation of a cartoon strip by his wife, schoolgirls Bobo and Klara, soon to start climbing puberty’s upward slope, want...

Review / ‘Thoughtful’ production explores new dance

Dance / “Dancing on the Edge”. At Belconnen Arts Centre, April 29-30. Reviewed by SAMARA PURNELL

Review: Suppository of comedy wisdom

“Suppository of Wisdom” Shortis and Simpson Smiths Alternative Season closed Reviewed by Samara Purnell

Review / Youth (MA) **** and a half

WHAT a marvellopus film Paul Sorrentino has crafted that winds up our 2015 cinema experience! Too intelligent to be populist, too beautiful to be ignored, so...

Review: Plenty of hum in ‘Footloose’

dance "Footloose" Supa Productions Until September 28 ANU Arts Centre Reviewed by Samara Purnell

Dining / Fresh, perky, perfection on a plate

“We were greeted by co-founder Simon Hammond... His big smile and warm welcome masked any panic he may have been feeling inside, having been opened only three days," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Dining / Charlie’s taken over the corner

"What I appreciate is the friendly and efficient staff who make every effort to get to know customers and who are dead keen on drawing out what they think," writes WENDY JOHNSON

Review / ‘Serena’ (MA) ***

WHAT’S not to like about a gutsy melodrama? Director Susanne Bier engaged art director Martin Kurel to convert a Czechoslovakian valley into a 1920s North...

Cheery Bill and his girl

MUSICAL THEATRE “Me and My Girl” Queanbeyan Players, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre until November 5. Reviewed by Bill Stephens “ME and My Girl” is a charming...

Review / ‘Vox Lux’ (MA) *** and a half

THIS is the second feature by writer/director Brady Corbet. We’ve not seen the first ("The Childhood of a Leader", 2015, examining the development of...

La Scala service, that’s amore!

IT’S a year of big birthday bashes and not just Canberra’s Centenary. Some businesses are toasting many years in the nation’s capital, including La...

Review / Affinity for Brahms

music Concert 17 Canberra International Music Festival, “Brahms at Twilight” Fitters workshop, 7 May 7. Reviewed by Judith Crispin

Review / ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ (PG) ***

IT'S nearly a century since Daphne Milne (Margot Robbie) presented husband Alan (Domhnall Gleeson) with a son whom they called Christopher Robin (CR). Today...

Review: ‘Philomena’ (M) **** and a half

NO single word adequately encapsulates the effect of Stephen Frears’ filming of Martin Sixsmith’s book "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee" describing Philomena’s search...

Review / ‘The Giver’ (M) *** and a half

THE progenitor of Phillip Noyce’s film is a novel by Lois Lowry set in a world that might be the mirror image of the...

Chorus on a fun cook’s tour

MUSIC “The Best Choral Music Ever Written” Canberra Choral Society St Paul’s Anglican Church, Manuka, September 24. Review by Clinton White TOBIAS Cole’s energetic enthusiasm for choral singing...




Deek’s long-distance belief in indigenous runners

Until former world-champion runner Robert de Castella established the Indigenous Marathon Foundation in 2010, no indigenous Australian had ever run an international marathon, writes DANIELLE NOHRA.


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