‘Dismissal’, resounds in Canberra

BOOK REVIEW “Dismissal” By Nicholas Hasluck, HarperCollins Reviewed by Robert Macklin NICHOLAS Hasluck has written a fascinating novel. “Dismissal” is a word that has a special resonance...

CIMF Review / Morrison and his boys raise the roof!

Music / CIMF Concert 3: "Top Brass", James Morrison Quartet. At the Fitters’ Workshop, Kingston, April 29. Reviewed by CLINTON WHITE

Review: ‘The Gilded Cage’ (M) *** and a half

THIS warm-hearted told-in-France tale is Portuguese actor Ruben Alves’s feature writing and directing debut. And a tasty one it is. Since emigrating to Paris 30...

Dining / By the lake and on a roll

“The restaurant has settled in now, after a few months of trading and, if my first visit was anything to go by, it’s on a roll," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Review / Innate love of Canberra in textiles show

Craft / “Poetry and Place, by Dianne Firth” Belconnen Arts Centre, until September 17, 2017. Reviewed by MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE. To coincide with the 2017 Poetry on the Move Festival, there will be a poetry reading in the gallery on Sunday, September 17, at noon. reviewed by MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Review: Ambitious, professional production of Bach cantatas

Music Canberra Bach Ensemble St Christopher Cathedral, Manuka 18 September 18 Reviewed by Graham McDonald.

Dining / Chapter opens on a dream

“I applaud Muse for its service. Staff don’t pester you and, respectfully, wait until everyone is finished before clearing dishes," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Review / ‘Reaching for the Moon’ (M) *** and a half

ELIZABETH Bishop (a cracking portrayal by Miranda Otto) had been Poet Laureate of the US when in 1951 aged about 40 she arrived in...

Review / ‘Tarzan’ (PG) ** and a half

JOSEF Stalin reportedly once said that Edgar Rice Burroughs was his favourite author. Burroughs’s eponymous hero of the African jungle has been around on paper...

Review / ‘Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict’ (PG) ***

SHORTLY before dying in 1979, Peggy Guggenheim gave an audio-taped interview to biographer Jacqueline Bograd Weld. The tape remained hidden until recently. Making this film,...

Review: ‘Gloria’ (PG) ****

HER kids are raising their own families. She discarded an unsatisfactory husband a decade ago. After work, she might go to one of Santiago’s...

Review: ‘Closed Circuit’ (M) *** and a half

FOLLOWING a suicide bomb strike in a British market, the Crown case against the sole surviving terrorist (Denis Moschitto) depends on classified evidence which...

Review / Wide-ranging program for Australian debut

Music / Ensemble Romantico. At Llewellyn Hall, August 12. Reviewed by CLINTON WHITE

Review / ‘La La Land’ (M) *** and a half

Mia (Emma Stone) works in a Los Angeles coffee shop but really wants to work in theatre, as performer or writer. Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) plays...

CIMF review / Concert of supreme beauty and musical satisfaction

CIMF Concert 19: The Trout. At the Fitters Workshop, May 5. Reviewed by CLINTON WHITE

Review / ‘Magic’ draws a standing ovation

theatre "The Magic Hour" By Vanessa Bates, directed by Chris Bendall and performed by Ursula Yovich At The Street Theatre, until July 6. Reviewed by Joe Woodward

Review / ‘The Mule’ (MA) *** and a half

SAM Dolnick’s screenplay for director Clint Eastwood’s most recent film is based on Nick Schenk’s "New York Times Magazine" article "The Sinaloa Cartel's 90-year-old...
CIMF 2016 - Concert 20 - Twilight. Andrey Lebedev, José María Gallardo del Rey

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

Menu comes with conditions

YOU do not often read a menu with “conditions of entry”, but there they are at The Oaks Brasserie, a small café tucked away...

Review / ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ (M) ** and a half

WITH a little luck, this lacklustre film will mark the demise of the “Pitch Perfect” franchise, in which a nonet of American college girls...




Two-car crash closes Sutton Road

Both directions on Sutton Road has been closed after a two-car crash this morning (August 19). 


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