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Sale Sale Sale at FUR Hairdressing
Very Good Falafel
The new Tote menu is really, really good
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Ka-He AW16 launch
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Miradoor, 'Eating Well' AW16
A farewell mixtape by ScotDrakula
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Takahiko Sugawara 'Repetitive Nature'
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Repair your fridge with CD cases
A DIY hologram projector for your phone
How to Pickle It
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
Fracture volume 1
The Thousands’ guide to the Melbourne Art Book Fair
Fulsome Prism/You split zine
Planting some advice for your indoor garden
dot Comme, Curtin House
The best places in Melbourne to take a mirror selfie
An interview with my Granny
Radiohead reveal how the arts community can benefit from 'the ideas boom'
Accidental Discharge 'ALL', launch
Junior Space launch
A celebration of mateship at The Tote
HRFF and Hear My Eyes present 'The Pearl Button' with a live score by Mick Turner
Tops picks for MQFF
A Bigger Splash
HRFF and Hear My Eyes present 'The Pearl Button' wit...
Sometimes you can only begin to understand the incomprehensible by starting with a mediation on the abstract and universal. In Patricio Guzmán’s Silver Bear-...
Tops picks for MQFF
Kate Jinx and Sam West
La Belle Saison
Catherine Corsini’s La Belle Saison is set in 1971. When country girl Delphine moves to Paris and falls in love with the worldly Carole, aga...
A Bigger Splash
David Hockney’s A Bigger Splash (1967) is all pastel California hues, flat lines, stillness and (literal) reflection – disrupted by that white kick of water,...
Alliance Française French Film Festival Guide for th...
This year the Alliance Française French Film Festival is so tres bien, that just looking at the program will make you have la petite mort.
Let’s start wit...
MQFF presents 'Cry Baby'
One of the few films Johnny Depp starred in before he and Tim Burton bound their souls together in worship of the demon Asmodeus in a profane ceremony conduc...
Jack, aged five, lives in hell. He doesn’t know it yet though because he’s being kept in the dark, literally and figuratively. His ferociously protective gua...
MQFF presents 'Hairspray'
Remember when we interviewed John Waters and he was impossibly charming and he emphasised that if you go home with someone and it turns out they don't ow...
Carol is exquisite. Not just Cate Blanchett as the titular, restrained powerhouse of a character, but the whole film, all one hour and 58 dreamy minutes of i...
Three Thousand Film Club presents 'Elixir'
The surrealists were kind of like the original punk pranksters. Except, unlike the punks, they had a manifesto. Nonchalance and middle-class apathy were the ...
Chunky Move presents 'Miss Universal'
Binary thinking is so last century, you know? Problem is, traditional ideas about gender, feminism and politics are trapped inside the words we use. That'...
Suffragette reviewed by Dave
Ever since Bridesmaids, the cinemas have been inundated with a spate of women-centric comedies. The Heat, Spy, Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, Trainwreck and...
After seeing the trailer for The Lobster, leading up to the Adelaide Film Festival, I was immediately intrigued and excited: a dystopian world in which singl...
Hello, my name’s Kate Jinx and I’m a… Greta Gerwig/Noah Baumbach pushover. So much so, that I went back and saw Mistress America twice so that I could convey...
She's Beautiful When She's Angry
From Beyonce sampling Chiamamanda Ngozi Adichie’s speech in ‘Flawless’ to Australian of the Year Rosie Batty's tireless campaigning for better education ...
The Diary of a Teenage Girl
As the end credits rolled on The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Marielle Heller’s haze-laced take on Phoebe Gloeckner’s semi-autobiographical novel, my friend and ...
The Look of Silence
The Look of Silence (MIFF 2015) is the follow up to Joshua Openheimer’s deeply confrontational, genre-defying 2013 masterpiece The Act of Killing. Both films...
Before reading through this year’s MIFF program, I didn’t even know Sex Comedy was a genre. But it is; “a comedy motivated by sexual situations and love affa...
The MIFF guide for the disorganised, 2015
You really blew it this time. Everyone knows it. You talked big after last MIFF. How you were going to dig in next round. Maybe take a break from work. Maybe...
MIFF presents 'The End of The Tour'
Writing this review has almost been almost as intimidating as cracking open Infinite Jest for the first time. There's a great scene early on in The End o...
'I Am a Miracle'
We don't usually review theatre on this site. It's never been meant as a dismissal, it's just we don't have the resources to cover the scene ...
A MIFF guide for the overwhelmed
It’s a scientific fact that by the time you’ve actually read the Melbourne International Film Festival’s program guide from cover to cover, MIFF will be over...
Let's start out by saying - I was never a big fan, although I do remember where I was when Amy Winehouse died (unfortunately, while waiting in line to ge...
Love & Mercy
There's a gem of a moment in Love & Mercy, just after younger Brian Wilson (Paul Dano) drops acid for the first time. As the noises in his head start...
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Going Clear could very well have just been two hours of someone reading out a list of celebrity Scientologist names, and I'd have been wrapt. Beck, Elisa...
MIFF Critics Campus 2015 applications open
There is hardly ever a shortage of controversy at film festivals, but we all know that a good critic knows when to reign it in. For the second year, MIFF con...
On the outskirts of a non-specific Eastern European town, where rundown slums and decaying architecture set a semi-post-apocalyptic scene, a concealed door i...
We've all been there. You're in your twenties, you're in love, and when you decide to finally call it quits, all you're left with is a hefty ...
Should you subscribe to Netflix Australia?
OK, so I sign up. I'm told I get one free month, and every month after that is $11.95 (because I want HD quality). “Don't worry yo...
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