Film: Stan and Ollie

For two decades from the late 1920s to the 1940s Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were hugely successful as the world’s most famous slapstick comedy duo.  Hefty, bumbling Ollie...
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Frolicking in Frisco

    The Bay Area looked a picture as our plane slid smoothly into San Fran on a fine February afternoon. I’d made the same glide path many times as a stripling LA-based...
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Perth in the 60s: A Happier Time?

Author Marcella Polain If you were a youngster in Perth in the 60s, how was it for you? Perth writer Marcella Polain was there, and she has bitter-sweet memories of the time. In...
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Theatre: Our Town

Our Town has hit our town, and it feels a lot like most towns. Thornton Wilder’s avant-garde 1938 play relates how, in a seemingly humdrum and uneventful world, we often overlook...
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Film: If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could talk is an absorbing and beautifully made film adapted from a 1974 James Baldwin novel of the same name by director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight). It is a...
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Film: Cold Pursuit

Film: Cold Pursuit

Liam Neeson’s latest blockbuster action film Cold Pursuit follows a humble Colorado snowplow driver who throws himself into the world of brutal violence and organised crime. It is a remake of 2014 Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance  with Hans Peter Moland... read more
Film: On the Basis of Sex

Film: On the Basis of Sex

    Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85 is an American pop culture and feminist icon, nicknamed by many fans as “RBG.” This tiny woman (152 cm tall) has spent her legal career advocating gender equality and women’s rights. She is in her... read more
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