Review: Musical leap into the unknown

music The Griffyn Ensemble "The Lost Mapmaker" National Library of Australia – Friday 21 February 2014 Reviewed by Ian McLean

Review: ‘Murder’ plays to strengths of strong cast

theatre "A Murder is Announced" By Agatha Christie At Canberra Theatre until February 28. Reviewed by Simone Penkethman

Review: ‘Gloria’ (PG) ****

HER kids are raising their own families. She discarded an unsatisfactory husband a decade ago. After work, she might go to one of Santiago’s...

Review: ‘Nebraska’ (M) ****

WRITER Bob Nelson’s first feature gave director Alexander Payne wonderful material to transform into a film of powerful sensitivity, perceptive humour, a strong...

Review: ‘Le Weekend’ (M) *** and a half

TO celebrate their 30th anniversary, academic Nick and teacher Meg have Euro-starred to Paris.Age has taken the shine from the hotel where they spent...

New designs on food

HOW does a fashion designer end up behind the counter of a newly opened “gourmet take away/dine-in” on busy Lonsdale Street? Sara Poguet, who launched...

CSO history remembered

COMPOSER Larry Sitsky and the National Film and Sound Archive’s Manager of Research Programs, Jenny Gall,  will be presenting a social and aesthetic history...

Review: Steel aplenty in ‘Magnolias’

theatre “Steel Magnolias” By Robert Harling, directed by Jordan Best At Canberra Rep, Theatre 3, until March 1 Reviewed by Len Power

Review: Toby, straight to the heart

music “Toby Cole is Lovesick” Coro, with Tobias Cole At Wesley Music Centre, February 14. Reviewed by Clinton White

Review: ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ (R) ****

IN the “New Yorker” of October 24, Emily Greenhouse cited actresses Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos saying that the shooting of Tunisian film-maker Abdellatif...

Review: ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ (MA) *** and a half

THIS film is based-on-actual-events film and describes how a man living just above the societal level occupied by the bottom feeders, reacted to a...

Review: ‘Endless Love’ (M) *

PREPARING for this remake of Franco Zeffirelli’s 1981 low-impact adolescent melodrama, writer/director Shana Feste’s shopping list might have included a couple of kilos of...

Gallery restaurant with the topical taste of Peru

GOLD and the Incas at the National Gallery is a “great excuse to play with the energetic colour combinations, divine golden trims and the...

Review: ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ (M) ****

THE dismantling of apartheid resembled those other 20th century political juggernauts, the Bolshevik revolution and Mao Tse Tung’s long march, that unfolded before there...

Review: ‘Labor Day’ (M) ***

IS this film a melodramatic romance or a romantic melodrama? Whichever, its genesis is a novel by Joyce Maynard adapted by director Jason Reitman. In...

Review: ‘Last Vegas’ (M) **

FOUR buddies since childhood have grown apart until one of them contacts the other three to invite them to Las Vegas for a bachelor...

Review: Mixed tale of ‘Two Cities’

theatre “A Tale of Two Cities” By Charles Dickens, adapted by Terence Rattigan and John Gielgud. Directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher At The Q, Queanbeyan, until February 16. Reviewed by Joe Woodward

Review: ‘Backyard Ashes’ (M) ***

WAGGA Wagga City Council deserves modest commendation for its support for this simple tale of workmates and their families whose weekend entertainment is barbies...

Review: ‘Grudge Match’ (M) ***

IN his early 70s, Robert De Niro – who won an Oscar for Jake La Motta in “Raging Bull” – plays Billy “the Kid”...

Review: ’12 Years A Slave’ (MA) ****

FROM London-born director Steve McQueen comes a quasi-documentary dramatisation of Solomon Northup’s account of spending 12 years as a slave in America’s deep south. In...




Remembering the brave local lads lost to the region

With the centenary of the signing of World War I's Treaty of Versaille, officially heralding peace (not just ceasefire)it's a poignant time to think on those local bots who didn't make it home, says Yesterdays columnist NICHOLE OVERALL.


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