ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

CONCERT: LORNA LUFT

PREVIEW BY JASMINE MCLENNAN ‘My mother was the best mum she could be’ says Lorna Luft, who, as I sit with her in her hotel … Read more

EXHIBITION: TAISHO CHIC – JAPANESE MODERNITY, NOSTALGIA AND DECO

BY AMELIA GROOM The Taisho Period in Japan was one of the shortest in its history, but it was an important time because it was … Read more

Peret Mako – The Devil’s In The Detail

The Devil’s In The Detail – Peret Mako By Aidan Roberts This is a fairly satisfying, though somewhat passive record. In this release from indie … Read more

IRON MAN

In the latest movie adaptation from Marvel Comics’ arsenal of Cold War superheroes, Robert Downey Jr has a ball as Tony Stark, multimillionaire weapons industrialist … Read more

THE ORPHANAGE

This is a Spanish horror movie from producer Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), in which a woman moves her family back to the orphanage she … Read more

THEN SHE FOUND ME

Helen Hunt directs, stars in, and co-writes this film about a woman whose marriage breakup is accompanied by the unexpected appearance of her eccentric birth-mother … Read more

SHUTTER

This was originally a 2004 Thai film, but the setting of this remake in Japan alerts audiences to the fact that they are watching another … Read more

SHINE A LIGHT

Filmed at New York’s Beacon Theatre in 2006, this is Martin Scorsese’s portrait of The Rolling Stones in ‘intimate’ mode. Part behind-the-scenes documentary, part concert … Read more

LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA

This epic romance set in Cartagena, Colombia, is based on the much-loved novel by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Poor young poet Florentino Ariza … Read more

THEATRE: DEFIANCE

REVIEW BY AMELIA GROOM From Smallpox in 1881 to the Plague in 1901 and Spanish Influenza in 1919, the quarantine station at North Head was … Read more