Category: Reviews

Journey's End — Mini British Film Festival, Palace Cinemas, October–November 2018

Journey’s End — Mini British Film Festival, Palace Cinemas, October–November 2018

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1, the war that was said to be ...
Swimming With Men — Mini British Film Festival 2018, Palace Cinemas, October–November 2018

Swimming With Men — Mini British Film Festival 2018, Palace Cinemas, October–November 2018

Rob Bryden stars in Swimming With Men as Eric, a jaded accountant ready to jump out of his rut both ...
The Children Act — Mini British Film Festival 2018, Palace Electric Cinemas, October–November 2018

The Children Act — Mini British Film Festival 2018, Palace Electric Cinemas, October–November 2018

Presenting acting every bit as solid and believable as you’d expect of them, Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci play a ...
The Breaker-Upperers

The Breaker-Upperers

At the beginning of this movie, we meet two young women and see them in a quick succession of all ...
Tomorrow and Thereafter [Demain aux Tous les Autres Jours] — Alliance Française French Film Festival, Palace Cinemas, March 2018

Tomorrow and Thereafter [Demain aux Tous les Autres Jours] — Alliance Française French Film Festival, Palace Cinemas, March 2018

Nine-year-old Mathilde (Luce Rodriguez) cares for herself and her mother, Madame Zasinger (Noémie Lvovsky), even as she copes with the ...
Mahmood Khan - 'One Line Down' - a blanketing array of sounds utilising a simplistic yet effective arrangement of melodic parts

Mahmood Khan – ‘One Line Down’ – a blanketing array of sounds utilising a simplistic yet effective arrangement of melodic parts

Review by Vince Leigh Pakistani-born singer-songwriter and music producer Mahmood Khan has just released his new single One Line Down ...
My Brilliant Divorce — The Q, Queanbeyan — 4–7 September 2019

My Brilliant Divorce — The Q, Queanbeyan — 4–7 September 2019

Middle-aged Angela (Mandi Lodge) is on an unexpected journey of pulling her life back together after her lying, cheating husband ...
[Film review] Palm Beach

[Film review] Palm Beach

Directed by Rachel Ward, Palm Beach depicts long-term friendships between three couples reuniting, with their several grown children, for the ...
Herman’s Hermits proving age is but a number (one hit) — Canberra Theatre — Friday 30 August

Herman’s Hermits proving age is but a number (one hit) — Canberra Theatre — Friday 30 August

Review by Michele E. Hawkins In 1964, an English beat rock band formed in Manchester calling itself Herman and the ...
Review: Canberra Writers Festival 2019: Power, Politics, Passion

Review: Canberra Writers Festival 2019: Power, Politics, Passion

Summation by Michele E. Hawkins A writers’ festival holds much promise: to engage through new ideas, to challenge by diverse ...