Category: Reviews

Perfumes [Les parfums] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

Perfumes [Les parfums] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

Guillaume (Grégory Montel), a somewhat maladjusted single father, has steady casual work as a chauffeur for hire. He needs to ...
Delicious [Délicieux] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

Delicious [Délicieux] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

In 1789 France, revolution is brewing. But aristocrats confident of their inborn right to rule continue to indulge themselves in ...
Canberra Short Film Festival 2020 Part Two

Canberra Short Film Festival 2020 Part Two

The 2020 Canberra Short Film Festival (CSFF) has just held its awards night, at Canberra’s Dendy cinemas. This, the 25th ...
Gagarine — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

Gagarine — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

A housing complex, Cité Gagarine, built on the outskirts of Paris in the 1960s and named in honour of Soviet ...
Poly — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

Poly — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

From Nicolas Vanier, director of the family favourites Belle & Sebastian and Spread Your Wings, comes another movie featuring empathic ...
[Musical-theatre review] Fangirls — The Playhouse, Wednesday 24 to Sunday 28 March 2021

[Musical-theatre review] Fangirls — The Playhouse, Wednesday 24 to Sunday 28 March 2021

Fangirls revolves around the sensation that a fictitious band’s lead singer, Harry, has stirred up in one of his millions ...
Canberra's SLOW DIAL turn it up to capture the energy of that chaotic part of a night with YOU DON'T TALK MUCH

Canberra’s SLOW DIAL turn it up to capture the energy of that chaotic part of a night with YOU DON’T TALK MUCH

Review by Vince Leigh The third single in for Canberra’s Slow Dial sees the band fulfilling the promise of its ...
Black Box [Boîte Noire] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

Black Box [Boîte Noire] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

Mathieu (Pierre Niney), a dedicated, highly skilled air-accident investigator with exceptional ability to distinguish sounds on cockpit voice recorders, is ...
De Gaulle — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

De Gaulle — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

World War II, June 1940, Paris. Germany has crossed into France and battered the French military. In a French cabinet ...
Antoinette in the Cévennes [Antoinette dans les Cévennes] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

Antoinette in the Cévennes [Antoinette dans les Cévennes] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

The school holidays are imminent, and teacher Antoinette (Laure Calamy) is excited by the prospect of a clandestine week with ...