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American Essentials Film Festival Review: ‘Outside In’

A promising director’s most accomplished work yet Playing at this year’s American Essentials Film Festival, Lynn Shelton latest, Outside In, is easily her most accomplished work yet. She applies the improvised, almost dogme-like Mumblecore approach, headed by this film’s producers…

New look, new beers at 3 Ravens Brewery

Established in 2003, 3 Ravens claims the title of Melbourne’s oldest independent brewery. The independent spirt is clear upon entering their Thornbury brewery. More than likely you’ll be greeted with a friendly smile and a bearded bartender at the handcrafted…

Film Review: ‘On Body and Soul’

Sometimes the most modest films deserve the biggest screens As production companies continue to balk at theatrically releasing their movies, streaming behemoth Netflix snaps up the most interesting and daring contemporary movies. On the one hand, smaller, more challenging movies…

Espresso 155 in Ascot Vale

Espresso 155 is a lovely cafe in Ascot Vale which has recently updated its menu. During our visit, we chose to sit outside as it was a beautiful day. The back outdoor area was gorgeous, with herbs and vegetables growing in…

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Bell Shakespeare’s thrilling Antony and Cleopatra

The colossal tragedy of Roman General Mark Antony and his beloved Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, is modernised in Bell Shakespeare’s latest gift, Antony and Cleopatra. A play contrasting personal passions against the national, the dramatic build of invading armies leads…

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ArtVo immersive gallery in the heart of Docklands

Artvo is an immersive gallery located in the heart of Docklands. The gallery is divided into 11 themed areas, which you make your way through at your own pace. It’s the first of its kind to open in Australia. Each theme has been beautifully…

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Opera Australia’s ‘La Traviata’

Opera Australia’s new production of La Traviata is marvellous, visually stunning, and musically divine. Verdi’s most famous and most performed opera often finds itself in one ‘top ten’ or another — and deservedly so. As an opera it ticks all the boxes that continue…