Category: Reviews

[Book Review] 'Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story' by Celeste Bell and Zoë Howe [Omnibus Press; 2019]

[Book Review] ‘Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story’ by Celeste Bell and Zoë Howe [Omnibus Press; 2019]

From punk-rock rocket to Hare Krishna diva, the Poly Styrene story was a wild ride with a lithium-fuelled interlude. Oh ...
[Film Column] Godzilla Remains A Political Monster

[Film Column] Godzilla Remains A Political Monster

There’s more to Godzilla: King of the Monsters than giant creatures punching each other ...
[Gig Review] The Proclaimers @ The Playhouse, Thursday, May 23

[Gig Review] The Proclaimers @ The Playhouse, Thursday, May 23

Thirty years after their first sold out show here, The Proclaimers were back in Canberra, playing once again to a ...
[Gig Review] The Whitlams, Bob Evans @ The Playhouse, Friday, 24 May

[Gig Review] The Whitlams, Bob Evans @ The Playhouse, Friday, 24 May

Kevin Mitchell, front man of rockers Jebediah, was in troubadour mode as his alter ego Bob Evans. He loved the ...
[Album Review] Opelousas  'Opelousified'

[Album Review] Opelousas ‘Opelousified’

A keen love of the music of the deep south drew together three of Melbourne’s top blues artists to form ...
[Film Review] Astérix: The Secret of the Magic Potion [Astérix: Le Secret de la Potion Magique]

[Film Review] Astérix: The Secret of the Magic Potion [Astérix: Le Secret de la Potion Magique]

The unique style of Asterix cartooning transfers very well into this 3D-animated Gallic tale, pitting druidic magic against raw ambition ...
[Event Review] Rory McCartney's Take on Groovin The Moo, 2019 - Aurora Shines, The Gurg Got Gags

[Event Review] Rory McCartney’s Take on Groovin The Moo, 2019 – Aurora Shines, The Gurg Got Gags

Groovin The Moo Festival @ Epic, Canberra, April 28 (feature pic by Martin Ollman) The Canberra leg of the Groovin ...
[Event Review] Belinda Healy's Take on Groovin The Moo, 2019 - Vive La Pill Testing

[Event Review] Belinda Healy’s Take on Groovin The Moo, 2019 – Vive La Pill Testing

Groovin The Moo Festival @ Epic, Canberra, 28 April It's a heck of a spectacle to witness. The EPIC showgrounds ...
[Film Review] Red Joan

[Film Review] Red Joan

4/5 Red Joan opens by showing us the very ordinary life of long-retired physicist Joan Stanley (Dame Judi Dench) and ...
[Single Review] Violeta Bozanic - 'Jealous'

[Single Review] Violeta Bozanic – ‘Jealous’

Review by Vince Leigh Violeta Bozanic is an old hand at winning talent competitions. At ten she was a finalist ...