Category: Reviews

[Book Review] Patti Smith - 'Year of the Monkey' - Smith writes with a cool companionability that makes the reader into a travelling partner

[Book Review] Patti Smith – ‘Year of the Monkey’ – Smith writes with a cool companionability that makes the reader into a travelling partner

Year Of The Monkeyby Patti Smith[Bloomsbury Publishing; 2019] Patti Smith is back in the saddle with a travel diary that’s ...
The Aeronauts — Mini British Film Festival — Palace Cinemas — October–November 2019

The Aeronauts — Mini British Film Festival — Palace Cinemas — October–November 2019

Inspired, it seems, by the scientific adventures of the real-life James Glaisher and an avid balloonist named Henry Tracey Coxwell, ...
Fisherman’s Friends — Mini British Film Festival 2019 — Palace Cinemas — October–November 2019

Fisherman’s Friends — Mini British Film Festival 2019 — Palace Cinemas — October–November 2019

Fisherman's Friends is based on a true story about a group of Cornish fishermen whose shared histories and love of ...
Lorenzo Iannotti's 'Lay With Me' contains driving piano, background chants, and a curious Springsteen-like feel

Lorenzo Iannotti’s ‘Lay With Me’ contains driving piano, background chants, and a curious Springsteen-like feel

Review by Vince Leigh Lay With Me is the latest release from Australian singer-songwriter Lorenzo Iannotti. Lorenzo’s last single, If ...
The Professor and the Madman — Mini British Film Festival — Palace Cinemas — October–November 2019

The Professor and the Madman — Mini British Film Festival — Palace Cinemas — October–November 2019

A record of the creation of The Oxford English Dictionary may sound as though it would be dry stuff.  But ...
Charlie’s Angels — Palace Cinemas — November 2019

Charlie’s Angels — Palace Cinemas — November 2019

If you’ve seen the 2000 movie version of Charlie’s Angels or its 2003 sequel, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, both of ...
Military Wives — Mini British Film Festival 2019 — Palace Cinemas — October–November 2019

Military Wives — Mini British Film Festival 2019 — Palace Cinemas — October–November 2019

Military Wives is a glimpse into the largely unrecognised complexities of the lives of partners of combatants in the armed ...
Official Secrets — Mini British Film Festival — Palace Cinemas — October–November 2019

Official Secrets — Mini British Film Festival — Palace Cinemas — October–November 2019

With the benefit of a factual basis in a sequence of official deceits of the public by three western national ...
Bec Sandridge's brilliant 'Try + Save Me' deals with deep identity issues with raw honesty and a bold employment of synths

Bec Sandridge’s brilliant ‘Try + Save Me’ deals with deep identity issues with raw honesty and a bold employment of synths

Following the 2016 indie pop EP In The Fog, Wollongong’s Bec Sandridge has released a very personally focussed debut album ...