In Love with Launceston

June 29, 2018

There is a lot to commend Launceston as a weekend getaway, travel editor Winsor Dobbin discovers. Launceston, the second-largest city in Tasmania, is often overshadowed by its big brother Hobart. But now with the MONA […]

Wine with Winsor

June 29, 2018

Winter Warmer Penny’s Hill 2016 Cracking Black Shiraz The dark soils of McLaren Vale help give the region’s reds their traditional power and presence and have been harnessed here by winemaker Alexia Roberts, who has […]

Local cinemas this week

June 28, 2018

Two is a Family This 2016 French-language remake of a hugely successful 2013 Mexican film has actually been around for a while – and done massive business, particularly in its native France. It doesn’t appear to […]

Local cinemas this week

June 21, 2018

Ideal Home Right on cue, the predictable dull thud of leaden identity-politics announces its verdict: Ideal Home is “anti-gay” for pandering to outdated queer stereotypes. That’s because its lead character Erasmus (Steve Coogan) is an outrageously flamboyant, […]

Mary Shelley giveaway

June 21, 2018

Her greatest love inspired her darkest creation She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley—and the creation of her immortal monster—is nearly […]

Film Festival continues

June 21, 2018

Arthouse distributors are wasting no time, two more superb movies from the Sydney Film Festival hit our screens this week. And there’s plenty more to come… Foxtrot A lot of shocking things happen in writer-director […]

Foxtrot giveaway

June 19, 2018

“Funny… Fascinating… Truly profound” – Vanity Fair Michael and Dafna are devastated when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous relatives and […]

Your month in the stars – July

June 16, 2018

Aries Dig deep in your history around 22 July to reclaim dormant talent. The Mars-Node link encourages you to reach your potential through these lost passions. Taurus A crucial discussion regarding wealth accumulation through property […]

Local cinemas this week

June 13, 2018

Two very different Sydney Film Festival hits turn up on general release this week Disobedience The words “forbidden” or “illicit” seem to always be used to describe the sort of relationship between Ronit (Rachel Weisz) […]

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