Poetry for the ‘true romantic’

“Temperament, twenty-four love poems, one in each key” by Timoshenko Aslanides, 29pp, published by Hybrid. To purchase, copies are available in the ANU Coop Bookshop and the NLA bookshop Reviewed by Judith Crispin

Review: ’52 Tuesdays’ (MA) *** and a half

WE must accept the unstated reasons for Jane’s (Del Herbert-Jane, in real life reportedly non-gender conforming) decision to undergo the discomfort and risk of...

Review: ‘Fading Gigolo’ (M) ****

CONTRARY to misinformed media blah, this is not a Woody Allen film. Sure, he plays a pivotal role in it as retired rare-book merchant...

Review: ‘Jeune et Jolie’ (R) *** and a half

MIDDLE-CLASS 17-year-old French student Isabelle (Marine Vacth) on vacation at her family’s beach house connives her defloration as the precursor to a clandestine career...

Review: ‘Transcendence’ (M) ***

SOME may hold that the bulk of Jack Paglen’s adaptation of futurist Ray Kurzwell’s novel about a world where machines have become more intelligent...

Review: ‘Canopy’ (M) **

IN late 1941, RAAF 453 Squadron flying Brewster Buffalos (generally classed by pilots as the worst fighter ever built) is facing Mitsubishi Zero fighters....

Review: ‘Hannah Arendt’ (PG) ****

IN 1961, publisher William Shawn (Nicholas Woodeson) persuaded Jewish philosopher and political theorist Arendt (Barbara Sukowa) to cover Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Israel for...

Review: Rich sonorities and pyrotechnics at Four Winds

music 2014 Four Winds Festival, Bermagui NSW, Easter weekend. Reviewed by Judith Crispin

Review: Razzle-dazzle fights content in ‘Strictly Ballroom’

musical theatre “Strictly Ballroom the Musical,” created by Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, scoring and arrangements by Elliot Wheeler, at Sydney Lyric Theatre, Star City, Sydney, until July 6, bookings to ticketmaster.com.au Reviewed by Helen Musa

Review: ‘Any Day Now’ (M)*** and a half

LIFE hasn’t done any favours for 14-year-old Marco (Isaac Leyva). His mother (Jamie Anne Allman) is a junkie sex-worker servicing clients in a run-down...

Review: ‘Divergent’ (M)***

THIS futurist drama originates from the pen (keyboard?) of Veronica Roth, who has two more “young adult” novels ("Insurgent" and "Allegiant") in the pipeline...

Review: ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ (G)*** and a half

THEY’RE having a good time touring Europe until Constantine, a criminal doppel-ganger for Kermit, joins forces with their agent Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais)...

Review: Bach and beyond

dance “Interplay” Sydney Dance Company At Canberra Theatre until April 12. Reviewed by Samara Purnell

Review: Window into a shadowy childhood

visual arts “Scars of a Ritual Past” by Mariana del Castillo At Canberra Contemporary Art Space Gorman House, until May 10 Reviewed by Anni Doyle Wawrzynczak

Review: Dancers make a positive ‘Image’

dance "Mirror Image" ANU Arts Centre, until April 6 Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ (M) * and a half

THIS is the sequel that writers Christopher Markus and Steven McFeely warned in 2012 was coming down the Pike. A further sequel is promised...

Review: ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ (M) ****

INSPIRED by “The World of Yesterday”, the autobiographical memoir by Stefan Zweig (1881-1942), writer/director Wes Anderson brings his unique view of people and events...

Review: ‘The Lego Movie’ (PG) ***

“THE Lego Movie” has already raked in more than $A400 million world-wide. A sequel is presently assembling for May, 2017 release. For this Australian-made animated...

Review: An adventurous study in naivety

theatre "Johnny Castellano is Mine" By Emma Gibson, directed by Karla Conway At The Street Theatre Until April 12

Review: ‘Warts and All’ and well rehearsed

theatre “Warts and All” Written, produced and directed by Bruce Hoogendoorn At Canberra Theatre Courtyard Studio until April 12. Reviewed by Simone Penkethman




Caring Kayley makes short work of long hair

Eleven-year-old Kayley Bencke has donated 40cm of her hair to be made into wigs for sick children, reports KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK.

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