Film review: ‘The Wound’ at MIFF

The Wound is the directorial debut from filmmaker John Trengove that has been receiving some hot debate about its controversial look at the clash of tradition and modernity in South Africa. On a chilly Melbourne evening we made our way…

Lohengrin Melbourne Opera

Melbourne Opera’s ‘Lohengrin’: a visual feast

Melbourne Opera delights audiences once again with its second Wagnerian opera, Lohengrin, a visual feast that’s well-cast and beautifully sung. This next chapter maintains the high standard set by its acclaimed predecessor, Tannhäuser. Director Suzanne Chaundy delivers once again with…

Samuel Beckett’s ‘Not I’ and ‘Eh, Joe’ at La Mama Theatre

There are those who like the bleak, philosophical plays of mid-twentieth century Irishman, Samuel Beckett, and those who would rather swallow poison. On offer for us, in the subtle darkness of La Mama’s old theatre, were two short plays brought…

Film review: ‘The Ornithologist’ at MIFF

Homoerotic, kinky bondage, and Catholic parables do not usually fit within the same sentence, that’s why we were so intrigued to see one of this year’s most unconventional films at MIFF – The Ornithologist. This Portuguese film from 2016 stars…

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Think Inc

Neil Degrasse Tyson live in Melbourne

“We are a part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us.” Neil DeGrasse Tyson. There aren’t many celebrity astrophysicists these days, but Neil…

Hot Chocolate Festival

Hot Chocolate Festival at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie

The Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie is staging their first Hot Chocolate Festival. This event has become very popular at the Yarra Valley branch of the chocolaterie but this is the first year it is being held at the Great Ocean…

Credentials La Mama

David Williamson’s ‘Credentials’ come good

Australia’s most famous contemporary playwright, David Williamson returns to his theatre roots and renders a heroine for the times in Credentials, premiering for La Mama Theatre’s 50th anniversary. Invited by Artistic Director Liz Jones to present a commemorative work, Williamson…

Two Fat Monks

An Insta-Worthy Restaurant: Two Fat Monks

Two Fat Monks has been around for a little while, located just opposite Fairfield station. Their previous focus was on breakfast and brunch, but they have recently expanded their menu to include a dedicated lunch section. The Plus Ones were…

Clayton & Me Cafe Reservoir

Food Bloggers’ Brunch at Clayton & Me

North-side brunch enthusiasts rejoice! Clayton & Me has opened its doors in Reservoir, serving up brekky favourites with a Mediterranean flair, and a whole bowl of playful childhood memories. Clayton & Me is the child (quite literally) of Angelo Pace….