Review / ‘Sound’ of a lavish, musical treat

music "The Sound of Music" Queanbeyan Players At The Q, Queanbeyan, until November 15. Reviewed by Simone Penkethman

Review / Birthday treat from young players

music Canberra Youth Orchestra Celebrating Larry Sitsky’s 80th Birthday Llewellyn Hall, October 31 Review by Clinton White

Review / ‘Kill The Messenger’ (M) ***

THE source for Michael Cuesta’s film is Gary Webb’s 1996 articles in the “San Jose Mercury” telling how the CIA set in motion the...

Review / ‘The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet’ (M) *** and a half

IN this charming little odyssey written and directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet from a novel by Reif Larsen, 10-year-old TS (Kyle Catlett) leaves the family...

Review / ‘Pride’ (M) *** and a half

REMEMBER “Brassed Off” and “The Full Monty”, films in which British underdogs confronted crisis and the establishment with novel solutions to current industrial problems? Weren’t...

Review / ‘Living Is Easy (With Eyes Closed)’ (M) ***

THE main element of the title of Spanish filmmaker David Trueba’s prize-winning film begins the second stanza of “Strawberry Fields Forever”, which John Lennon...

Review / ‘Fury’ (MA) ***

THE European phase of World War II ended on May 7, 1945. Writer/director David Ayer’s film about a Sherman tank and its five-man crew at...

Review / ‘Hector and the Search for Happiness’ (M) ***

THE box office will determine whether this German/African co-production, the first film based on one of Francois Lelord’s novels about small-scale hero Hector (family...

Reviews / Challenging work of striking imagery

theatre “Where I End and You Begin” Written by Cathy Petocz and directed by Caroline Stacey At The Street Theatre until October 26. Reviewed by Joe Woodward

Review / Epic delivery of an extraordinary play

theatre “August: Osage County” Written by Tracy Letts, directed by Cate Clelland, At the Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre, until November 2. Reviewed by Len Power

Review / ‘Son of a Gun’ (MA) *** and a half

WRITER/director Julian Avery’s feature debut can stand proud beside any other filmmaker’s work as it visits a prison full of really hard cases, the...

Review / ‘Tammy’ (MA) half a star

PEOPLE sometimes tell me that they envy what I do for “CityNews”. I see a lot of bum movies. I consider my duty best...

Review / ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ (MA) *** and a half

IN Scott Finlay’s adaptation of a novel by Lawrence Block, Liam Neeson plays a former NYPD detective gone private for reasons that emerge during...

Dining / Monster with a tasty touch

“Sean McConnell has designed a menu that pushes the boundaries but don’t new food experiences make dining out intriguing?" writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Review / ‘Siddharth’ (M) ****

HURRAH! A feature set only one level above the nadir of Indian society. Why hurrah? Writer/director Richie Mehta spurns Bollywood’s shams to tell it like...

Review / ‘The Judge’ (M) *** and a half

ONE hundred and forty two minutes of cinema directed by David Dobkin and co-written with Nick Schenk (who also wrote “Gran Torino”) tangles a...

Review / Sullivan shines in ‘Sunset Boulevard’

musical theatre “Sunset Boulevard” Directed by Stephen Pike; musical director, Sharon Tree At the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre until October 25. Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Dining / Oh, brother, there’s a new kid atop Red Hill

“I’m delighted the Johnsons are at the helm of Little Brother. We’ve already made plans to head up Red Hill again now that daylight savings is with us to give lunch or dinner a go," says dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

‘Heartfelt Theatre’ touches the audience

“Couples Don’t Talk: five short plays about how relationships affect us,” at Smith’s Alternative, directed by Domenic Mico, original incidental music by Frank Zappia, closed October 5. Reviewed by Helen Musa

Review / Friends indeed

music Rumsey and Friends "A Celebration of Australian Music" At the Wesley Music Centre. Reviewed by Ian McLean

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