Film: Emma

Jane Austin’s last novel Emma, written in 1815, has been adapted for the screen many times, most recently by the BBC in a 2009 mini-series. Writer Eleanor Catton (Booker Prize...
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Film: Pacificado

  Pacificado (“pacified” in Portugese) is named for the pacification police who were charged with cleaning up the crime-ridden favela slums before the 1913 Summer Olympics...
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Three Sisters Shine Through Paint and Lens

    Good things come in threes, and that’s certainly the case over at Gallows Gallery at the moment. The Glyde Street space is staging a vibrant exhibition by sisters...
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Feasting in Florence, Thanks to a Perth Dynamo

    We’re outside the Gothic church of Saint Ambrose, in Florence’s less touristy Santa Croce district, waiting for a woman called Nemi. “We’ve got time for a quick...
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French Festival Film: Les Miserables

    Director Ladj Ly has made a remarkable debut with his first film, Les Miserables, which was chosen as France’s entry to the Academy Awards and is now tipped to win...
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How Healthy Is YOUR Brain?

How Healthy Is YOUR Brain?

    How healthy is YOUR brain? Dr Jenny Brockis, the  Perth author of new best-seller, Brain Fit! says there are plenty of easy ways we can ensure our brains are in top shape. Thankfully that involves a little red wine and chocolate. Sadly, the downside to... read more
This must be the place – 4 Stars

This must be the place – 4 Stars

Dazzling performances by Sean Penn and Frances McDormand in this quirky and original screenplay, written by Paolo Sorrentino, with the collaboration of Umberto Contarello. Penn plays the part of a lazy ageing and retired rock star, whose search for the Nazi criminal... read more
P is for Perfect – and Picardy and Pierro

P is for Perfect – and Picardy and Pierro

What is it with great wineries and wine regions that start with the letter ‘P’? There seems to be an inordinate number of mighty good ones out there. Petrus, Penfolds, Pichon, Pommeral, Pommard, Pauillac, um, Picardy, Pierro… Ah, see! There are even local producers in... read more
Agony Aunt

Agony Aunt

DEAR AGONY AUNT: Recently I found out my best friend was having a party. I wasn’t invited. I feel so hurt about this. Do I phone her up and say something, or let it ride? I had been about to invite her to come and stay at Yallingup for a weekend; now I’m in two minds... read more
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