Review: ‘Camille Rewinds’ (M) ***

WRITER/director/star Noemie Lvovsky’s chick-flick, time travel and romance film, while not exactly original, has some moments to savour. Her marriage in bad shape, Camille,...

Review: ‘The Place Beyond The Pines’ (MA) *** and a half

DEREK Cianfrance’s thriller/actioner is a drama in three acts. Act 1 introduces globe-of-death motorbike rider Luke (Ryan Gosling) who on learning that his lover...

Review: ‘The Hunt’ (M) ****

FOR intelligent scary, few movies would surpass the scary which Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Hunt” generates in the hatred a small community, taking matters into...

Groovy, cool and pretty special

LET’S get the meaning behind the name out of the way. Is the groovy-hip-too-cool-for-words new restaurant Eightysix named after its street address? Nope. Its phone number?...

Review: ‘The Paperboy’ (MA) *** and a half

A MIAMI newspaper sends Ward (Matthew McConaughey) and Yardley (David Oyelowo) to Ward’s home town to research a feature story about Hillary (John Cusack),...

Review: ‘Haute Cuisine’ (M) ***

CHRISTIAN Vincent has made a charming film about Danièle Delpeuch, who for two years was the personal cook for French president Francois Mitterand. In the...

Review: ‘Song for Marion’ (PG) ***

MARION (Vanessa Redgrave), terminally ill and mostly immobilised, belongs to a group of aged folk who gather to enjoy singing. The people skills of...

Review: Many faces of Canberra’s underbelly

visual art “Flipside: the underbelly of Canberra” At ANCA Gallery, Dickson, until May 4. Reviewed by Anni Doyle Wawrzynczak

Review: Love and other bruises

musical theatre “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” Presented by Queanbeyan City Council. At the Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, until May 5. Reviewed by Bill Stephens.

Review: Refinement in lesser-known choral works

Cherubini’s “Requiem in C Minor” and (Luigi Cherubini) and Verdi’s “Four Sacred Pieces”, presented by The Llewellyn Choir, conducted by Rowan Harvey-Martin. At St Paul's Church, Manuka, April 20.

Review: Exhilarating patriotism

music “Symphony of Australia” At the Australian National Gallery, April 20. Reviewed by Len Power

Review: Playful escape to a fairytale

children’s theatre “Pea!” By David Finnigan Serious Theatre At The Street Theatre until April 27. Reviewed by Simone Penkethman

Review ‘Cheerful Weather for the Wedding’ (PG) ***

THIS debut film for director Donald Rice and co-writer Mary Hanley-Magill adapts a novel by Julia Strachey. In a medium-sized country manor in Devon on...

Review: ‘The Other Son’ (M) ****

ALL that Google could tell me about Noam Fitoussi was that he created the idea for this remarkable filmic paradigm. Never mind. Canvassing a broad...

Review: ‘Chasing Ice’ (M) ****

ATTENTION climate-change sceptics: Jeff Orlowski’s beautiful documentary presenting undeniable confirmation that climate change is happening on a planet near you, a real phenomenon which...

Review: Staying true to Thomas

theatre “Under Milk Wood” By Dylan Thomas Directed by Duncan Ley Canberra Repertory, Until April 27. Reviewed by Simone Penkethman

Review: ‘Maxima Mea Culpa: Silence in the House of God’ (M) ***

ALEX Gibney’s angry documentary follows four men seeking action from the Roman Catholic church to punish the priests who abused them as boys at...

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...

Review: ‘Promised Land’ (M) *** and a half

WITH this entertaining message film about two antagonistic land-use issues, the creative combination of Matt Damon (writing and acting) and Gus van Sant (directing)...

Pretty, peaceful place for the peckish

THE Museum Café is a peaceful, pretty place to be when you’re peckish. Sometimes we Canberrans take our national institutions for granted – we really...




Chalmers weighs leadership options

Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen has pulled out of Labor’s leadership race, increasing the pressure for an uncontested run for Anthony Albanese, which would prevent an extended limbo period for the party, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.


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