Movies and other entertainment 2017

2/1 Rosalie Blum  – Excellent – my perfect type of picture

15/1 La La Land – Hollywood propaganda x Dancing with the stars. Never did like Dancing WTS.. I can only think of the old Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers as being real dancers

28/1 Lion – loved the autobiography – and the movie is equally well done

10/2 Manchester By the Sea – Just goes to show some US directors and producers can make wonderful movies.

16/2 Hidden Figures – wonderful – so uplifting to see black american women finally recognised by the general public i.e. the movie makers

21/2 Casey Chambers and Peter Fanning – excellent concert. Garret Kato good start Casey Chambers so funny and strong, Bernard Fanning so talented. They played all together for the encores beautiful.

1/3 Alone in Berlin – Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson great actors, who portray a couple who went  against the Fuhrer by writing cards and placing them all over Berlin.

17/03 Chicago musical Erindale Theatre

19/03 Jasper Jones the movie quite good realisation of the book

20/03 Treasures of Versailles NGA with Vee – amazing

23/03 CCF Rebecca De Unamuno: Open to Suggestion – comedienne very funny at Street Theatre

20/04 Billy Bragg concert excellent

23/04 A man called Ove – beautiful

27/04 Colossal movie at Dendy

30/04 to 13/05 Japan Trip

26/05 Shirley Valentine Q Theatre

11/06 Neruda – movie

1/07 Lady Macbeth – movie

7/07 The Book of Mormon Princess Theatre Melbourne – Hilarious, excellent

27/07 1984 at Canberra Theatre – harrowing

2/09 Movie – Ali’s Wedding 4 Stars

21/09 Summer of the 17th Doll Q Theatre

19/10 Strictly Ballroom the Musical  Canberra Philharmonic Erindale Theatre

12/11 The Bookshop – Movie – How books and access to books can change peoples lives. Also how some people are evil and will do anything to get what they want

19/11 The Waifs concert at Moruya HS. Best concert I’ve seen for ages.

13/12 Mamma Mia the musical. Brilliant

23/11 Author talk at Civic Library – Fiona McIntosh

30/12 Just to be Sure – Excellent French comedy. What happens when a man about to become a grandfather finds out his father is not his biological father