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Rampage isn’t the greatest video game movie ever. Assassin’s Creed is


Which is better: a harebrained movie that does what it says it’d do on the packet, or an ambitious film that challenges, confounds, frustrates and fascinates viewers? Which is more meaningful: a popcorn flick that never wanted to be anything special, wink-winking audiences in regular acknowledgement of its dumbness, or a film that tries –

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Sam Campbell’s The Trough wins top Comedy Festival award

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Comedy, News & Commentary, Stage, Theatre |

The 21st Annual Comedy Festival Awards were held in Melbourne last night with the 2018 Barry Award Winner for the Most Outstanding Festival Show going to Sam Campbell (pictured above) for his show The Trough. Campbell has previously won the  2016 Director’s Choice Award and was also the nominee for the 2015 Best Newcomer Award. He also appeared in Anne

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Missiles, Monash and No More War!

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News & Commentary |

MISSILES A week after the alleged chemical attack in Douma on April 7, the British journalist Robert Fisk walked the streets of this Syrian town in which fundamentalist Jihadists had recently been overpowered by government forces. Fisk interviewed a doctor named Assim Rahaibani who had been in the underground clinic when the “gassing” victims were

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Eric Metaxas on Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World

News & Commentary |

Eric Metaxas, author of Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World (Viking) greets me over the phone with “Yiasou Patritha” (health to your homeland). We Greeks carry ‘homeland’ on our shoulders. The New York based writer of Greek German background says, “I loved your An Atheist in Greek Easter,” about an old piece I sent him

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Gallery: Judith Van Heeren’s Sea Garden at Murray White Room, Melbourne

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Judith Van Heeren’s new exhibition of natural history paintings, Sea Garden, is at Murray White Room in Melbourne’s CBD until May 5 . Sea Garden was partly inspired by the 1769 painting Sea Plumes, Lithophytes and Shells by Anne Vallayer-Coster in the Louvre. “The painting is just so exquisitely painted and full of mystery and intrigue. At that time I imagined the oceans

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