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Mary Shelley

Film Review: ‘Mary Shelley’

Film Review: ‘Mary Shelley’ Recalls with earnestness and urgency the fascinating life of a towering figure Writer of the most influential science fiction novel of all time, Mary Wollstencraft Godwin Shelley lived a torrid life. Straddling poverty, she shacked up…

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The Courtly Arts Renaissance Dancing with the Bard

On a sunny winter’s Sunday, we sat deep in the heart of a high timber-roofed colonial church and were entertained with music and dance from over 500 years past. In their Dancing With The Bard, the Courtly Arts Performers, comprising…

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Bard To The Bone: 2018 Stratford Shakespeare On The River Festival

In Stratford, on the river Avon, three hours east into Gippsland, an annual cultural offering of all things Shakespearean  casts a magic spell in Shakespeare On The River Festival. This regional event has created an enduring arts legacy for the…

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VAMFF: GQ Australia Menswear Runway

Next up: GQ Australia Menswear Runway, presented by Asahi Super Dry. Entering the VAMFF grand archways of the Royal Exhibition Building, incoming: all of the who’s who of Melbourne males.  Designers, stylists, television peeps, sports peeps, cool peeps, and the hottest…

The Time Out Bar Awards

Out of town guests visiting? Need a handy list of the best bars in Melbourne? The Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards have you covered. Booze aficionados from both sides of the bar packed into a crowded waterside venue for the…

Menashe

Film Review: ‘Menashe’

Skewers loneliness to an almost uncomfortable degree Even with the strictest sense of community, a tight-knit group can still strike a sharp note of loneliness in the individual. That’s certainly what Menashe (Mensashe Lustig) experiences, as the the titular protagonist…

Film Review: ‘Phantom Thread’

The kind of film few directors still get to make Paul Thomas Anderson, who directed Phantom Thread, is an anomaly in today’s Hollywood. He’s what you could call an auteur (a director with a distinctive style and rigorous control over…

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Heartfelt Wait For Godot

With it’s two main characters, vagabond clowns and luckless street philosophers, Vladimir and Estragon, master Irish playwright Samuel Beckett offers the world man weary of life, confused by its contradictions and perils, and fatigued by the hope religion proposes for…

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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…

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Suicide Row: The Anti-Suicide Play for Men

A play about suicide. How could it be funny? With disarming bravado, four actors take us into the minds of men who have taken their lives- and what lies after the act. Michael Griffith positions us in the struggle of…