Category: Reviews

Kirklandd 'knowbody' - an accomplished slice of contemporary rap from Canberra's son

Kirklandd ‘knowbody’ – an accomplished slice of contemporary rap from Canberra’s son

Review by Vince Leigh Canberra’s Kirklandd is part of a new breed of Australian rappers staking their ground and widening ...
West Side Story — Canberra Theatre — Thursday 10 – Sunday 27 October 2019

West Side Story — Canberra Theatre — Thursday 10 – Sunday 27 October 2019

Pop music changed for all time when The Beatles emerged onto the world music stage, and the stage musical changed ...
With 'Stars EP', Ivy Lab deliver a taught 'n' terrific reminder of their greatness, and one of the year's best tracks to boot

With ‘Stars EP’, Ivy Lab deliver a taught ‘n’ terrific reminder of their greatness, and one of the year’s best tracks to boot

Minted in late 2015, 20/20 LDN Recordings announced themselves with Ivy Lab presents 20/20 Volume.1. And what a herald it ...
Don’t Stop Me Now [Ma Cosa Ci Dice Il Cervello] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2019 — Palace Cinemas, September–October

Don’t Stop Me Now [Ma Cosa Ci Dice Il Cervello] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2019 — Palace Cinemas, September–October

Paola Cortellesi has taken starring roles of all kinds, and this single movie demonstrates her versatility. In Don’t Stop Me ...
10 Days Without Mamma [10 Giorni Senza Mamma] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2019 — Palace Cinemas, September–October

10 Days Without Mamma [10 Giorni Senza Mamma] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2019 — Palace Cinemas, September–October

After 13 years of unbroken parenting while her husband, Antonio (Fabio De Luigi — Tiramisù; It’s All About Karma) takes ...
The Great Spirit (Il Grande Spirito) — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas, September–October 2019

The Great Spirit (Il Grande Spirito) — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas, September–October 2019

Tonino (Sergio Rubini), provocatively nicknamed Barboncino (poodle), is a dishevelled-looking thief whose accomplices consider him unreliable and past it but ...
Amazing Leonardo [Io, Leonardo] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas, September–October 2019

Amazing Leonardo [Io, Leonardo] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas, September–October 2019

Unlike many other documentaries about Leonardo Da Vinci, Amazing Leonardo explores Da Vinci’s techniques, inventions, and detailed output less than ...
The Legend of the Christmas Witch [La Befana vien di notte] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas — September–October 2019

The Legend of the Christmas Witch [La Befana vien di notte] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas — September–October 2019

For five centuries, Santa’s greatest competitor in fulfilling children’s Christmas wishes has been the Christmas Witch, the long-nosed “hag” la ...
[Gig Review] Spinifex Gum @ Canberra Theatre Centre - Tuesday, 10 September

[Gig Review] Spinifex Gum @ Canberra Theatre Centre – Tuesday, 10 September

The woman sitting next to me seems like Spinifex Gum’s biggest fan. She is cheering, clapping loudly, and giving them so ...
Welcome Back Mr President [Bentornato Presidente] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas September–October 2019

Welcome Back Mr President [Bentornato Presidente] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas September–October 2019

Four months after Italy’s national elections, two coalitions of minority parties finally compromise enough to form government — but neither ...