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Review | ‘The Translators’ keeps audiences guessing til the end

Review | ‘The Translators’ keeps audiences guessing til the end

The Translators | Dir: Régis Roinsard | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  French writer/director Régis Roinsard has crafted a claustrophobic Agatha Christie style thriller that keeps the audience guessing until the very end. There are many twists and turns in this fast-paced film that features a multinational cast of superb actors. The suave and arrogant head of […]

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Bibliophile | Paul Dalgarno delivers polyamorous romantic drama in ‘Poly’

Poly by Paul Dalgarno Ventura Press Melbournites Chris and Sarah Flood met in Hong Kong. He was working as a DJ and she was dancing professionally with Tasty Moves in Asia. Many years and two children later (7 year old Oliver and 5 year old Sophie), Chris can’t decide what to buy his wife for […]

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Bibliophile | ‘The Wreck’ tells the story of the women of our past

The Wreck by Meg Keneally Echo Publishing Meg Keneally is fascinated by marine history and the title of her second historical novel gives an indication as to what historical aspects have influenced her writing of The Wreck. In the nineteenth century, the sailing ship Dunbar was forced into the cliff face a little south of […]

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Bibliophile | Fiona Palmer’s ‘Tiny White Lies’

Tiny White Lies by Fiona Palmer Hachette I love that Fiona Palmer thanks her teenage children, who were born in the age of technology, for being the inspiration for her family drama. Her main character Ashley Grisham is still recovering from her husband’s suicide eight months previously when she finds out that her only child, […]

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Review | Stars dive into fashion history in ‘House of Cardin’

Review | Stars dive into fashion history in ‘House of Cardin’

House of Cardin | Dir: P. David Ebersole & Todd Hughes | ★ ★ ★ ★  Millions of people know the iconic label, but few know the man who became the label. This documentary traces the life of Pierre Cardin, the youngest son of Italian- émigré parents who began a career as a tailor in wartime […]

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Review | ‘The Booksellers’ documentary is a book lover’s dream

Review | ‘The Booksellers’ documentary is a book lover’s dream

The Booksellers | Dir: WD Young | ★ ★ ★ ★  The internet has certainly impacted on the popularity of books, but the book is not dead. Many people still like the feel and smell of a book, and are proud of their book collections whether the books are mundane or valuable. This documentary starts off at […]

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‘H is for Happiness’ is a brilliant, life-affirming West Australian film

‘H is for Happiness’ is a brilliant, life-affirming West Australian film

H is for Happiness | Dir: John Sheedy | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Walking out if the screening of this film, my companion asked why Australians always seem to make quirky films and my response was that it is because we do them so well. We are able to laugh at ourselves and celebrate […]

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Bibliophile | The Dalai Lama’s Cat & the Four Paws of Spiritual Success

The Four Paws of Spiritual Success by David Michie Hay House For those of you who have met the Dalai Lama’s cat before in a previous book by Subiaco writer David Michie (The Dalai Lama’s Cat, The Art of Purring, The Power of Meow), she is back … just as vain and just as insightful […]

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Reviews | Keira Knightly and Adam Driver are exposing government secrets

Official Secrets | Dir: Gavin Hood | In cinemas now | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Director Gavin Hood brings a very relevant true story of political corruption at the highest levels in several countries to the screen. It was 2003 and Tony Blair and George W Bush were on the news letting the world know that […]

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Bibliophile | Sara Pascoe on what matters: ‘Sex Power Money’

Sex Power Money by Sara Pascoe Allen & Unwin Highly acclaimed comedian, writer and actor Sara Pascoe has turned her attention to all things that matter to us human animals – sex, power and money – concentrating mainly on how evolution has molded human sexuality. Noticing that the male/female dichotomy is imposed from birth, she […]

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