Close Comfort’s Cool Focus Review: Personal air conditioning is starting to get interesting

August 17, 2021

I love personal air conditioning. I know that’s a strange thing to say, but ever since owning the Dyson Pure Cool Me, a portable air conditioner that selfishly focuses on me has become a summer essential. Can Close Comfort’s Cool Focus compete? It definitely tries too, and does a bang up job doing so, offering […]

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Track of the Day: Anna Smyrk “Home” (2019)

July 18, 2019

The second single from singer-songwriter Anna Smyrk‘s sophomore EP, “Home” combines stunning vocals with a haunting, almost folkloric sound. It’s a glorious piece of musical storytelling, and we’re so excited to be naming it as our final Track of the Day for the week! From growing up on a Central Victoria lavender farm, to two […]

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Nine shows not to miss at the Sydney Festival in 2019

October 29, 2018

Every January, Sydney Festival helps kick off the new year with a massive cultural celebration, and 2019 is looking to be no different. The 2019 instalment of the festival includes eighteen world premieres, five Australian premieres, and eight Australian exclusives, and features a programme which runs the gamut of cutting edge contemporary theatre, visual arts and […]

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Irish Film Festival celebrates The Past, The Present and Future including eight films and three shorts!

March 10, 2016

Returning in its second year, The Irish Film Festival will be running a variety of films, providing film enthusiasts an opportunity to gorge on movies from the Irish culture. The festival will be running at the Chauvel Cinema, Paddington and will be presenting eight feature films including three shorts. The event will start on  Thursday […]

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Box Office Report: New Releases Insurgent and Home Take Over Top Spots

March 24, 2015

This week we’re seeing the appearances of several films that opened this week, pushing old favourites like The Theory Of Everything and American Sniper officially out of the top ten. Topping the charts was the latest instalment of The Divergent Series, Insurgent, grossing $4.1 million. This dystopic action film is sure to please any thrill […]

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Exclusive Interview: Nicholas McCarthy – Director of the horror film Home at SXSW 2014

April 8, 2014

The Iris meets Nicholas McCarthy, director of the horror film Home at SXSW 2014 to talk about the film, how it compares to his debut The Pact, what inspired him to make the sorts of films he does and much more… ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The Iris […]

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