Tag: Melbourne

Film review: ‘The Square’ at MIFF

Swedish film The Square is making its Australian debut at Melbourne’s most wonderful film festival, MIFF. After taking out the 2017 Cannes Palm d’Or, my fellow movie-watching crew and I had high hopes for filmmaker Ruben Östlund’s unusual and inventive…

2017 Melb Writers Fest

Best of the 2017 Melbourne Writers Festival

It’s August, and that part of this City of Literature’s calendar given over to enlightening speakers, fervent debate, and general conviviality known as The Melbourne Writers Festival. Headquartered at Federation Square, using ACMI,Deakin Edge and the forecourt, this ideas fest…

Stephanie Lake - Pile-Of-Bones

Stephanie Lake Company’s Pile of Bones premiere

Deft physical manoeuvres and a minute examination of the codes of movement are elegantly displayed in Stephanie Lake Company’s Pile Of Bones. A contemporary-era tour de force on ritualism and humanity, with a hypnotic electronic soundtrack, and elemental set and…

Wine in Melbourne

Rendez-Vous in Provence wine tasting

It seems rather odd to head out on a cold, wintery Melbourne night to sample some of Vin de Provence’s finest rosés’ at Rendez-Vous in Provence. My Plus One and I braved the bitter weather and headed to North Melbourne,…

Gasworks Circus Showdown

Gasworks Circus Showdown

I have only had but a few circus experiences in my life. But preceding every one, there has always been a sense of excited anticipation. There is something about the circus, a youthful thrill that is always present. This was…

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…