Review: Choir hands centre stage to orchestra

music “Choral Gold: A Treasury of Choral Music” The Llewellyn Choir, Canberra Youth Orchestra and Canberra Children’s Choir, conducted by Rowan Harvey-Martin At Llewellyn Hall, November 17 Reviewed by Helen Musa

Review: ‘Robot and Frank’ (M) ***

THIS is director Jake Schreier’s debut film and Christopher Ford’s first screenplay for the big screen. Do these novitiates entitle them to special consideration...

Review: ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’ (M) **

I SAW this film in an otherwise deserted cinema except for a pair of young (here a relative term) women who watched in silence...

Review: Capturing the the emotion of landscape

visual art “Marking Place” Works by G W Bot, Anita McIntyre and Wendy Teakel CMAG, until March 21 Reviewed by Johnny Milner

Review: Under Milk Wood ‘a visual radio play’

theatre “Under Milk Wood” By Dylan Thomas, directed by Dianna Nixon for Wild Voices and The Street Theatre At The Street until November 17. Reviewed by Joe Woodward

The Rocket Man blows them away

music Elton John Canberra Stadium, November 14 Reviewed by Ian Meikle

Picture perfect at the Pod

PICTURESQUE is how I describe Podfood – a charming restaurant set among beautifully established gardens at Pialligo Plant Farm, only minutes from the city.  At...

Review: Eco Diva falls flat

“Diva Sheila, Eco Diva: Takin' it to the Street,” at The Street Theatre, 7.30pm until tomorrow Saturday, November 10. Reviewed by Helen Musa

‘The Sessions’ (M) ****

 THE 1997 Documentary Oscar went to “Breathing Lessons: The Life and work of Mark O’Brien”, a polio victim depending on an iron lung since...

Review: ‘The First Fagin’ (PG) *** and a half

THIS made-in-Oz generic hybrid combines documentary, delivering facts that may or may not take sides, with narrative, entertaining the film-goer with or without message. Joint...

Review: ‘Seven Psychopaths’ (MA) *** and a half

BRITISH writer/director Martin McDonagh’s second feature film (he has also written several successful stage plays), presses all the right buttons spreading a layer of...

Review: Short and diverse dance

dance “Short+Sweet Dance” Directed by Adelina Larsson The Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre Until Sunday, November 11 Reviewed by Samara Purnell

Review: Camera the ultimate witness

“Bare Witness” by Mari Lourey, directed by Nadja Kostich, at The Street Theatre, until November 10. Bookings to 6247 1223. Reviewed by Helen Musa

Review: ‘You Will Be My Son’ (M) ****

WIDOWED vigneron Paul considers his son Martin (Laurent Deutsch) to lack the qualities necessary for controlling a vertically-integrated operation from vineyard to bottle. To supervise...

Review: ‘End of Watch’ (M) ***

IN writer/director David Ayer’s Los Angeles police drama, Jake Gyllenhaal plays former US Marine Brian with a law degree and a yearning to become...

Review: Sensitive celebrations from Brew

music Brew Guitar Duo 10th Anniversary Concert At Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia. Reviewed by Clinton White

Review: Welcome return to Brigadoon

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

Smoque signals a good start

THERE’S no doubt that the new, authentic southern American barbecue place in the city is “smoquen”. And I mean “smoquen”! Smoque dares you to change...

Review: ‘Dredd’ (MA)* and a half

THIS execrable futurist fantasy lacks plot, acting merit, message or filmic quality. Later this century, from Boston to Washington DC, a continuous conurbation once home...

Review: ‘Argo’ (M)*** and a half

IN 1979, retaliating against the US refusal to deliver the fugitive Shah to Ayatollah Khomeni’s regime, an Iranian mob sacked the US embassy in...




Tireless Kristy can’t say no to another adventure

From ultramarathons to white-water rafting and trekking Machu Picchu, creating adventures is a major part of what Kirsty Janszen loves to do.


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