A gripping romance full of long, loving stares by Richard Jones


A look at If Beale Street Could Talk (MA 15+)

Novelist James Baldwin wrote many a story about the struggles of African Americans in the USA and the oppression, prejudice and wrongful imprisonment which befell them. Continue reading

A long week in Fremantle football one week at a time


We all know the game should have been played at Fremantle Oval. We all now realise it would have given the loyal local fans an opportunity to say farewell and thanks to their much-improved AFLW team. Continue reading

Dockers too hot


Fremantle’s Parris Laurie outnumbered by Cats & umps. All photos by Les Everett.


It was hot at Kardinia Park on Saturday. Both teams were tired by three quarter time but the Geelong huddle revealed something else. They were buggered. The spirit had been drained out of the Cats by the relentless Dockers. Time and time again Geelong players who had every right to think they were about to send their team forward were dragged down in strong tackles. Continue reading

An inside peek at cinema’s odd couple by Richard Jones

A look at Stan & Ollie (PG)

stan&OllieI didn’t know until this week that Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy reprised their comedy act after World War 2. In 1953, in fact, when they toured England and Ireland. I knew only of their black and white comic movie romps from the 1930s and they presumably kicked off even earlier – in the Twenties. Continue reading