Sweet treats of a musical ‘mousse’

“Friends and Admirers” Selby & Friends James O Fairfax Theatre, NGA, Monday, May 7. Review by Clinton White INTRODUCING Stravinksy’s “Suite Italienne” for violin and piano, Kathryn Selby’s...

Review: ‘The King of Devil’s Island’ (M) ? ? ? ½

DELINEATING the moral and ethical dilemma arising when men behave abominably toward people unable to defend themselves, Marius Holst’s film tells about a riot...

Review: ‘The Five-Year Engagement’ (MA) ? ? ? ½

DESPITE several things to quibble about, the 124 minutes of Nicholas Stoller’s film, co-written with lead actor Jason Segal, bring wit and strong performances...

Review: ‘Delicacy’ (PG) ? ? ?

AFTER Nathalie (Audrey Tautou) loses her husband in a road accident, she spends three years working in an office and living a solitary private...

Review: ‘Café de Flore’ (M) ? ? ? ?

I OFTEN wonder what the strangers in the cinema are thinking about a film where keeping the narrative threads untangled is a constant challenge...

A rollicking, musical Sinbad

MUSICAL THEATRE “Sinbad The Sailor” Directed by Justin Watson for Ickle Pickle Productions, at Tuggeranong Arts Centre, April 17-21, bookings to 6293 1443, then at Belconnen...

Review: A night to remember

MUSICAL THEATRE “Titanic – the Musical” ANU Arts Centre, until May 5. Reviewed by Bill Stephens. IT was always going to be a night to remember. Many of...

Review: ‘Doubt’ raises doubts

“Doubt: a parable” By John Patrick Stanley Free-Rain Theatre Company The Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre, until April 29. Reviewed by Simone Penkethman “DOUBT: a parable” is a tightly...

Review: Szeps in perfect control

THEATRE “I Wish I’d Said That” Written and performed by Henri Szeps, at The Street Theatre until April 21.  Reviewed by Helen Musa   AN actor is usually...

Review: Magical music amid the stars

MUSIC “Southern Sky” Composed by Urmas Sisask, arranged by Michael Sollis, for the Griffyn Ensemble, at Mt Stromlo Observatory, March 31. One hundred and sixty lucky...

Review: Voices of promise

MUSIC Coro chamber choir debut Conducted by David Mackay at Wesley Music Centre. Reviewed by Clinton White   ORIANA Chorale’s conductor, composer David Mackay was a finalist in the...

Review: Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (PG) ? ? ? ½

AFTER reading Paul Torday’s book, I gave copies to two friends. So I awaited the film with great optimism. I left the cinema feeling mild...

Review: Gritty, little Scottish gem

THEATRE “Midsummer (a play with songs)” The Playhouse, until March 31. Reviewed by Bill Stephens THIS gritty little play certainly has coarse language, strong sex scenes and adult...

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: Through a glass, darkly

“Through a Looking Glass”  for Canberra Youth Theatre and Serious Theatre, at Gorman House Arts Centre, until March 31. Bookings to www.cytc.net/buy-tickets Reviewed by Helen...

Review: A comedy made for Canberra

“Yes, Prime Minister,” by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn. At the Canberra Theatre until March 31. When I saw this on opening night during February in...

Review: ‘Breaker’s’ deep acting talent

THEATRE “Breaker Morant” By Kenneth G Ross, directed by Jarrad West at The Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre, until March 31. Reviewed by Joe Woodward   EVERYMAN Theatre’s “Breaker...

Review: Contemporary musical impressive

“The Last Five Years” Written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, directed by  Domenic Mico, at Tuggeranong Arts Centre, until March 24. Reviewed by Bill Stephens THOUGH...

Review: “Margin Call” (MA) ? ? ? ?

SOME may find it strange that the debut film from one-time real-estate agent JC Chandor, charting the first hours of the Global Financial Crisis,...

Review: “21 Jump Street” (MA) ? ?

THE rubric “Don’t judge a film by its trailer” led me to expect I’d detest this intellectually-deprived inflation of a 1980s TV sitcom about...

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