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The Viper's Hex

Monster Fest 2017: Interview with ‘The Viper’s Hex’ Co-directors

Jasmine Jakupi and Addison Heath understand why audiences endure great horror films. When I asked Jasmine Jakupi and Addison Heath, directors of The Viper’s Hex, why movie-goers love horror movies despite their intentions to scare you and make you uncomfortable,…


Monster Fest 2017 Film Review: Pyewacket

Deeply affecting, works both as a drama and a horror. Some directors just ‘get’ horror. Adam Macdonald, with his second feature after 2014’s tense survival flick Backcountry, has a film that improves on his first effort (which was already pretty…

Boar Film Review

Monster Fest 2017 Opening Night Film Review: ‘Boar’

Boar’s gore is as bloody as its banter is brilliant. During the Q&A after the film, one the stars, Aussie horror legend John Jarratt (Wolf Creek) remarked on how much he loved the dialogue in Chris Sun’s Boar. Too often…


Enter The Dragon with Moutai

What’s the most consumed spirit in the world? Vokda? Whisky? Rum? Turns out the answer is Baijiu, (pronounced “bye-joe”) a traditional Chinese alcoholic drink. The spirit is in a category of its own, like whisky or gin. So the flavour…

Vivid White

Vivid White ‘owns’ the Australian property market

Vivid White is brilliant. Melbourne Theatre Company brought Eddie Perfect’s clever satire to life at the Southbank Theatre. This world premier about the Melbourne property market hit close to home. Perfect set his sights on middle class aspirations and turned…

Jack Daniels Barrel House

Jack Daniel’s Barrel House Pop Up at Southbank

  Southern hospitality has arrived at Southbank with the annual Jack Daniel’s Barrel House pop up. We got a taste of the venue, festivities, and Jack’s finest at the launch event. The purpose made pop up has some real down…

The Florida Project

Film Review: ‘The Florida Project’

The Lido kicks off its rooftop cinema opening with Sean Baker’s spellbinding film, The Florida Project. The Lido Cinema kicked off the opening of its rooftop cinema with a little situational irony. With the rain lashing down, we couldn’t sit…


Film Review: ‘Lucky’

A moving and funny meditation on life, and who we are when it ends. ‘You’re nothing!’ This is the greeting Lucky (Harry Dean Stanton), gives to the Joe (Barry Shabaka Henley), the head cook in the film’s dusty, one-horse town….

Circus Events Melbourne

Sidesault at The Melba at Circus Oz

Cartwheel, somersault, and sidesault into the circus this month! Circus Oz just launched Sidesault at The Melba, a new circus project focused on unique and innovative art expression and giving budding circus performers the opportunity to bring their shows to life!…