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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Perth Theatre: Front

Perth Theatre: Front

    Michael Abercromby’s Front is a modern display of life in a punk band and all the highs, lows and craziness that the music world entails. In its WA premiere, Front is honest, real and raw with its language and pulls no punches with its depiction of young... read more
Film: At Eternity’s Gate

Film: At Eternity’s Gate

  William Dafoe looks uncannily like Vincent Van Gogh’s self-portraits. At first sight, it seems odd for director Julian Schnabel to choose a 63-year-old actor to play the role of the tormented 37-year-old artist, but Dafoe’s performance in At Eternity’s Gate is... read more
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