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...

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