Day: 12 March 2017

SXSW Film Review: Inheritance (USA, 2017) is a powerful piece on finding closure and oneself

March 12, 2017

When Mara (Jessica Kaye) returns to her childhood home of Belize bringing her lover Aaron (Daniel Ahearn) with the hope to reconnect with her estranged father and brother who live there. After landing, she is met with the heart-breaking news that her father has just passed away, shortly before his 70th birthday. Mara is distraught but does […]

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AF French Film Festival Review: Daguerrotype (France, Belgium, 2016) has its flaws, but creates the perfect eerie atmosphere

March 12, 2017

Best known for his contribution to Japanese horror, director Kiyoshi Kurosawa brings an interesting take on a ghost story. Daguerrotype (Le Secret de la Chambre Noire) follows a Parisian named Jean (Tahar Rahim) who is hired to be an assistant to the elusive photographer Stéphane (Olivier Gourmet). With Jean’s help, they create heart-stopping daguerreotypes, an old form of permanent […]

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SXSW Film Review: Flesh and Blood (USA, 2017) is a harrowing look into the life of a fractured man and his family

March 12, 2017

It’s hard not to feel a large sense of relief after reaching the end of Mark Webber‘s latest directorial piece that is Flesh and Blood. Not because the film was a tough watch (which in a way, it is), but rather because you are given the chance to leave the cinema and return to what […]

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SXSW Film Review: Through The Repellent Fence (USA, 2017) uses art to make an important political statement

March 12, 2017

As Donald Trump continues promoting his idea of building a wall between the US and Mexico it’s heartening to see that there are some people taking a different approach. Through The Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film is a documentary about a land art installation that attempted to reinforce the notion that borders are an […]

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AF French Film Festival Review: Planetarium (France/Belgium, 2016) is supernaturally addictive, but not as intriguing as it aims to be

March 12, 2017

A strong taste of the old is present in Planetarium, as Natalie Portman leads a dual-language spoken film about not only the ghosts of the supernatural around us, but also those which come from within before the dawning of a new war era. Directed and written by French filmmaker Rebecca Zlotowski (Grand Central) the film follows two […]

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SXSW Film Review: Pornocracy (France, 2016) is a sad indictment on the big business that is the ever-growing porn industry

March 12, 2017

Porn is a big business. In just six years the planet has watched over a million years’ worth of videos and 100 billion pages are visited and streamed annually. But is there a dark side to the industry? Ovidie, a French journalist and former porn-star attempts to answer this question in her documentary film, Pornocracy, […]

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Eau De Vie launches their 2017 Appreciation Society Program (Sydney)

March 12, 2017

Inside The Kirketon Hotel in Sydney lies a cocktail bar that will excite every sense of your body, leaving little wonder as to why it’s remained one of the most respected and referenced cocktail bars in the city’s history. From smoking beechwood, to liquid nitrogen, to adding sea salt and citrus aromas in the form […]

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First Look: Cuckoo Callay’s Bacon Festival returns to Newtown for 2017 (Sydney)

March 12, 2017

Bacon Festival returns for its third instalment from 14 March at Newtown’s Cuckoo Callay. Running for 12 weeks, the festival features nine bacon-focused dishes alongside the usual menu. Paying homage to film festivals, the naming of the dishes has been inspired by iconic films. Cuckoo Callay sources produce from NSW farms that follow sustainable and […]

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Review: Hopscotch is a new craft beer favourite along the Yarra River (Melbourne)

March 12, 2017

Situated along the Yarra River, in the heart of Southbank’s busy hospitality precinct, Hopscotch is Melbourne’s newest downbeat bar with a strong focus on a wide range of locally brewed and imported craft beer (30 on tap and 20 in bottles, to be precise). The first thing you’ll notice upon entering Hopscotch are the colourful […]

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The Hemp & Health Innovation Expo & Symposium announces massive 2017 program (Sydney)

March 12, 2017

Thousands of Sydneysiders turned out last year for The Hemp Health & Innovation (HHI) Expo & Symposium, which was held at Rosehill Gardens and aimed at providing a diverse showcase of all things hemp. It was a success by any measure, spreading in-depth information and awareness around the benefits of the almighty Hemp plant, and […]

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Kitchen by Mike opens at Sydney Airport

March 12, 2017

Sydney’s beloved Kitchen by Mike has officially opened in the new City View precinct at Sydney Airport’s T1 International. It’s the final eatery to help refresh the airport, joining already opened businesses like The Bistro by Wolfgang Puck, Benny Burger by Shannon Bennett, Joe & The Juice and Heineken House by Heineken. With this iteration of […]

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