The month’s best film

September 20, 2018
A harrowing but important new French drama previewing this weekend takes us to an uncomfortable place Custody Previews this weekend Sept 21-23 at Palace Cinemas and Dendy Newtown  Weirdly, earlier this year I nominated the Alliance Francaise French […]

Local cinemas this week

September 17, 2018
It’s the most ambitious and the nicest Aussie movie in years. But is nice enough? Ladies in Black Bruce Beresford is one of Australia’s few remaining old-school film directors still working, and his latest work, an […]

Local cinemas this week

August 29, 2018
Movie of the week: The Insult It’s easy to see why this Beirut-based drama got its Academy Award nomination and then went on to win the Audience Award at this year’s Sydney Film Festival. Writer/director […]

Local cinemas this week

August 7, 2018
Movie of the week: On Chesil Beach Ian McEwan’s Booker-nominated short novel was always going to be tough one to bring to the screen, but this adaption by theatre director Dominic Cooke seems to have […]

Local cinemas this week

July 4, 2018
An under-rated literary biopic, a movie to raise your glasses to, and one to avoid Mary Shelley Saudi filmmaker Haifaa Al Mansour’s Wadja (about a young girl desperate to own a bicycle she’s forbidden to […]

Wine with Winsor – 302

April 19, 2017
Palate pleaser Jacob’s Creek 2016 Le Petit Rosé There are a lot of very good value wines in the Jacob’s Creek range with the classic riesling always offering terrific drinking (the 2016 is another star). […]

Roadtest: Where to go swinging

September 1, 2014
Between the feminist revolution and the rising middle class, golf has not faired well. I don’t know if it’s the four-hour games, exclusive memberships or the caddish outfits, but it seems for many people golf […]

Mission amazing

August 18, 2014
Chinese island offers a climate similar to Hawaii and a wide range of leisure options, Winsor Dobbin discovers. China’s largest island, Hainan, has always been something of a cultural and economic backwater, but that’s all […]

The very best of the beans

July 21, 2014
We’re not sure when it happened exactly but Marrickville has quietly gained a reputation for having the best coffee in Sydney in recent years, with cafes and boutique roasters popping up all over the industrial […]

Wine with Winsor – 234

May 26, 2014
. Cheap and Cheerful Yarran 2013 Pinot Grigio Sometimes a wine doesn’t need to have immense texture or complexity. It just needs to be crisp and refreshing. This little bargain basement number from young winemaker […]
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