(M) This small-budget, limitedrelease Australian film, directed by David Parker, stars the magnificent Noah Taylor as a strange Russian corporate fixer. Taylor has said he was attracted to the Get Smart feel of the script, written by Zac Gillam. It’s engaging and funny and held together by fine performances. The fact it is in so few cinemas — when Bad Santa 2 is on hundreds of screens — could be a satire on the challenges of Australian filmmaking.
Symphony under the Stars This classical performance takes place in The Domain and at The Crescent in Parramatta Park.