Lady Bird

Film Review: ‘Lady Bird’

Familiar beats in this coming of age tale feel fresh under Gerwig’s camera eye. Greta Gerwig is one of those artists who you can’t help but notice. If it isn’t a film about her or her character, she’s still probably…

The East Pointers rock the Toff in Town

The East Pointers are folk legends. Anyone who’s been to Woodford (i.e. not me) has heard their name flung about, usually accompanied by gushing over how good they are. I finally got to cure my FOMO with their recent gig…

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The Pleasure Garden rocks Catani Gardens in St. Kilda

The Pleasure Garden was back for its-much awaited second installment at the lush Catani Gardens in St. Kilda. It was one of the most-praised events last year. Somehow, the team managed to raise the bar yet again in 2017. The…

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Sour Beer Smackdown at The Terminus Hotel

The Terminus Hotel didn’t let a flood warning stand in their way of celebrating the first weekend of summer. The team kicked off the summer drinking season with Sour-Off, their latest installment in the popular Craft Beer Showdown series. The…

Edith Head Dresses in Bendigo

Hollywood designer Edith Head’s iconic costumes are as famous as the actors who wore them. In a short two hour trip to Bendigo, Curator Tansy Curtin offers, in The Costume Designer: Edith Head and Hollywood, a unique once-in-a-lifetime show to…

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A Shakespearean Skirmish of Wit

A cheekily exuberant rendition of Shakespeare’s comic romp, Much Ado About Nothing, shows for three weekends in the St Kilda Botanical Gardens Rose Garden. On a relaxed summer’s early evening, there is no better way to celebrate all that is…

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Touching Hearts in Song For A Weary Throat

Kate Sulan and her group Rawcus’ 2017 masterwork has themes of despair and alienation many of us in this present day relate to. Inspired by her flagging will to dance, group work Song For A Weary Throat, with live sonic…

‘WE ARE LIGHTNING!’ at North Melbourne Town Hall

It’s challenging to label WE ARE LIGHTNING!.  There is a bit of audience participation. It is part performance, part live music gig.  There is a narrative arc of sorts, and a touch of whimsy. It is also part biographical, a…

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Meet Yokocho – Melbourne’s Newest ‘Alleyway of Food’

Looking for something new and refreshing in the CBD? Yokocho is the new kid on the Bourke Street. The venue is dishing up Japanese style street food (at CBD prices). The interior decor is exposed concrete chic. But for an after…

Revenge

Monster Fest 2017 Closing Night Film Review: ‘Revenge’

Brilliantly self-assured debut feature that serves as a reminder for just how visceral cinema can be. Early on, something happens in Coralie Fargeat’s thriller Revenge that’s so implausible, so difficult to let pass as a believable turn of events in…