Vika and Linda Bull have added polish to many recordings by others but it is always a delight seeing them at their exuberant best and in their own right. ★★★★½
Musica Viva should be proud of its role in bringing the Eighth Blackbird contemporary music ensemble to Adelaide. The group's eclectic program of work by five composers was engaging and often exhilarating.
Fawlty Towers – Live seamlessly merges several episodes of the original show, reminding us of so much that was endearing about the original. To treat it as merely a sentimental trip back to the celebrated comedy series, however, would be to overlook the freshness and the quality of performances brought to it by the current cast.
A 10-piece ensemble comprising strings, brass, piano, drums, bass and guitars can make a mighty noise but there are also wonderful opportunities to use them with delicacy, which renowned singer-composer Glen Hansard demonstrated in a stirring set at Her Majesty’s Theatre.
Featuring fresh interviews alongside striking footage from The Beatles' concerts, this new doco follows the transition of the Fab Four from local band to worldwide phenomenon.
The third movie in the series based on Veronica Roth’s trilogy of dystopian Divergent novels, the Robert Schwentke-directed "Allegiant", is as depressing to watch as it must be to live in her post-apocalyptic Chicago.