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Minimum Wage presents Scott & Charlene's Wedding, Thigh Master and Wireheads
Star Wars Lego Day
Ice cream tub and movie pairings
Miss Katie's Crab Shack
Toast Café: Crompton Coffee
The Welcome Committee's 'Welcome Mat'
Emma Mulholland, ‘Cry Birdy’ AW15
Studio Arhoj, SS15
A 'downtime' mixtape by Totally Mild
A mixtape by I'lls
A mixtape by Jonny Telafone
A quick chat with Stephen Baker
Natalie Abbott 'Tempting Failure' / Nick Huggins 'Decaying Bell' / Anita Cummins 'Living Lab of Beauty'
Out with the old, in with the NEW15 at ACCA
Two non-toxic ways to deal with the wasp plague
Hot cross bun toppings based on your personality
XOXO Presents... How To Throw The Perfect Party
An interview with Georgia Perry
Once and For All: How to use a semicolon, with David Astle
Once and For All: How to do a tumble turn, with Gary Simpson
The Thousands’ guide to the Melbourne Art Book Fair
Steve Toltz, 'Quicksand'
Kim Gordon, 'Girl in a Band'
Here & Far pop-up homewares shop
One Fine Print Pop-Up Showcase
Tower Hill – there's no greater crater (in Victoria)
The Spanish Film Festival 2015 for the disorganised
Record Store Day 2015 roundup
Stephen Baker 'After Hours', opening
'A River' by Marc Martin, opening
Two Bright Lakes Go Bang!
While We're Young
While We're Young
Age is just a number – we're led to believe – unless you're in your late forties and featured in a Noah Baumbach film. There have been more op-ed pie...
Issy and her dad
When they go to the movies together Issy and her dad have a long-running tradition of only seeing horror or disaster flicks (Freud's official term for th...
Dieu merci Mommy's coming out in Australia a full month before Mother's Day, so you're not particularly tempted to take your own along. You'l...
Why Don't You Play in Hell?
The suspension of disbelief you need while watching cult Japanese director Sion Sono's latest film Why Don't You Play in Hell? is like balancing on a...
Dior and I
The true test of a good fashion documentary is when you manage to to get swept up, while wearing a seen-better-decades op shop shirt and a pair of jeans you ...
Ugh, men! When they're not stealing our hearts, they're stealing our artistic identities. Can’t live with 'em… can't live with 'em. Tim B...
Minna Gilligan reviews 'Dark Side of the Rainbow' at...
Melbourne-based artist Minna Gilligan is represented by Daine Singer gallery and regularly contributes to Rookie. Her collages and paintings are like rainbow...
Love Is Strange
Love(mm-mm-mm), love is strange (mm-mm-mm) / A lot of people (mm-mm-mm) take it for a game / Once you get it (mm-mm-mm) you're in an awful fix (mm-mm-mm)...
Alliance Française French Film Festival for the Diso...
I once attended classes at the Alliance Française language school where the teacher was kind enough to let me assume a faux name when I was très disappointed...
A Most Violent Year
The year is 1981. Violence is at an all-time high in New York City – more than 120,000 reported robberies and 2,100 murders – not to mention the AIDS crisis ...
As far as major documentary subjects go, file Fela Kuti under 'why the hell did it take this long?'. Widely celebrated as the pioneer of the Afrobeat...
The Ocean Party 'Floodlights' video premiere
We're proud as a juice box full of pineapple punch to premiere the video for 'Floodlights', the third single from The Ocean Party's jangle-po...
As someone who's had their bank account, ahem, “compromised” twice in the last six months and who was forever scarred by the 1994 epic Hacker...
Awards season is always heavy on the can-do, cosy biopics. This year we’ve seen a woman battle ill-fitting hiking boots/her past, a man’s brain outmuscle a d...
The Theory of Everything
There's a time and a place for an against-all-odds biopic, and the life of a famous physicist/cultural icon is – against all odds – a good place to start...
Within the early minutes of Wild protagonist Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) pulls a Hank Scorpio and says goodbye to her shoe. Strayed is hiking North Am...
Fame, art, spotlight, performance and magical realism - that's what we talk about when we talk about Birdman, the unique summer dazzler from director Ale...
Doll and Em
Doll & Em is the best TV show you (probably) didn't watch last year. (I hope you were watching Transparent, though. Did you watch Transparent? You ne...
Levins's First Annual Christmas Movie Trivia Extrava...
Die Hard. Gremlins. Lethal Weapon. Home Alone. What do these four movies have in common besides being AWESOME? They’re all set during Christmas!
For the pas...
Here they are – the answers to our First Annual Christmas Movie Trivia Extravaganza! Absolutely no apologies in advance to any Love Actually fans, especially...
“Prepare to visit a town you'd never want to call home” - says the blurb on a DVD of Gummo. I don't necessarily blame the poor drone tryi...
The Green Prince
The premise is just about as unlikely as they come – Palestinian turned Israeli informant and political refugee. Nadav Schirman's documentary The Green P...
Meet Lou Bloom. He's energetic, efficient and willing to go the extra mile for a job well done. He'd be handsome too, if his oversized 'sad kid p...
Created by Pendleton Ward in 2006, Adventure Time is a cult cartoon series set in the semi-post apocalyptic Land of Oooh; a land of imagination overload wher...
Maps to the Stars
An interlocking tale of Hollywood strivers, Maps to the Stars, the latest film from famed Canadian auteur David Cronenberg is a tour through a constellation ...
Finding Vivian Maier
It's every op-shopper and dumpster diver's dream; after years of trawling through other people's discarded trash, you hit actual treasure. Better...
Two Days, One Night
If you're currently employed and not outright hating it, but let out a misanthropic “ugh” when you wake up, an “oof” on your way ...
The true story that Pride is based on is really one worth telling, and to as many people as will listen. In 1984 a group called LGSM (Lesbians and Gays Suppo...
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