Category: Reviews

Local author S G Bryant's 'Taken In' tackles suffragettes, injustice, and baby farming in gripping fashion

Local author S G Bryant’s ‘Taken In’ tackles suffragettes, injustice, and baby farming in gripping fashion

Review by Jessica Conway If you’re looking for a ripping read this summer, Taken In by local author S G ...
[Gig Review] America, Mitch King - Canberra Theatre - Tue, 3 Dec

[Gig Review] America, Mitch King – Canberra Theatre – Tue, 3 Dec

Photo: Eric Halvorsen Prolific 1970s soft rock band America has survived longer than most of their previous peer that have ...
Ken Loach's Sorry We Missed You continues the Christmas cheer! (ahem)

Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You continues the Christmas cheer! (ahem)

Review by Travis Cragg A Ken Loach film opening on Boxing Day. What are distributors and cinemas playing at here?  ...
Portrait of a Lady on Fire proves to be one of 2019's best films

Portrait of a Lady on Fire proves to be one of 2019’s best films

Review by Travis Cragg Writer-director Céline Sciamma is not a name that many people have heard of, and unless you’ve ...
Potterfest — Palace Cinemas — December 2019

Potterfest — Palace Cinemas — December 2019

Now in its third year, Palace Cinemas’ Potterfest has changed its 24-hour marathon to a far more manageable full weekend ...
[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 ...