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VAMFF 2018

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…

Waiting for Godot - samuel beckett

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…

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…

Suicide Row- Banner

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…

Decadent Alternatives Gluten Free Baking Class

Who doesn’t love baking? Well, for those of us with multiple allergies such as gluten, egg, and dairy, baking has lost its spark. Often our attempts at re-creating our favourites fail and we are left with an inedible mess. Today,…

Ingrid Goes West

Film Review: ‘Ingrid Goes West’

Nobody wants to be like Ingrid. ‘Where’s my phone?’ This is the first thing Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) says after waking up in the hospital, towards the end of the film. A social media addict, Ingrid has invested the entirety…

The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez at Melbourne Fringe

Glamorous and boldly unconventional, Lola Martinez was the 19th centuries wildest showgirl.  The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez  is a reimagining of a life rich in adventure and controversy. Courtesan and countess, dancer and actress.  Lola lived a life of…