Category Archives: Review

Movie review: Miss Sloane

I was just musing to my better half: when did TV become better than movies? The question was in relation to what I think is stunning: the series, The Crown, as well as the start of the second season of … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: S’Age Bistronomy, Crow’s Nest

It was a fun little adventure to head up from Surry Hills to Crows Nest on a Tuesday evening for dinner at S’Age Bistronomy. Billed as Japanese with French influences, it’s located on a corner on Pacific Highway, formerly Waqu, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Great Wall

I suggested Lion and my friend said he can’t stand anything with Nicole Kidman in it. I suggested Hidden Figures and he said that he’d read a review with the lead actor that said they’d really sanitised the book it … Continue reading

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Movie review: Moonlight

I’ve heard rumblings of Moonlight for many months now, since movie critics started mentioning its first appearances in movie festivals. And then suddenly it was being nominated for major awards, appearing in all of the end-of-the-year top movie lists, and … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Ippudo Ramen, CBD, Sydney

C’mon. This place is the bomb. Famous around the world (apparently); they’ve figured out how to meld cool Japan with hip Sydney. Their branch at Westfield CBD is effortlessly hip. The Argentinean host called out to the rest of the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart, World Square

Ah, what would the world be without new tasty treats. A world pretty damn short of new tasty treats, I’d say. So, spotting this pop-up counter in the basement of World Square: I mean, we had to try it, right? … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Schnitz, Westfield Bondi

I like the feel of the food court at Bondi Westfield lately. I liked the last version too, but it’s good for a change. We usually go for something fried and Japanese, but Schnitz caught our eye. I like a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Good Luck Pinbone, Kensington

So, it would seem like you have until the end of July 2017 to get to the pop-up restaurant Good Luck Pinbone, which took over from a Japanese takeaway, and whose building will be demolished at a certain point. I’ve … Continue reading

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Book review: Sharon Olds’s Odes

Odes by Sharon Olds My rating: 5 of 5 stars I feel some surprise to think how long I’ve been reading the poetry of Sharon Olds, perhaps to find myself so old! From her first books I read, I was … Continue reading

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2017 in lists (Concerts & shows, theatre, books, movies, TV)

(Obviously, a work in progress…) Concerts, Shows, Theatre & Words Ladies in Black, Lyric Theatre, January: An Australian homegrown musical with music by Tim Finn of Crowded House, this show got great reviews when it was being developed a year … Continue reading

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