Monthly Archives: September 2011

Japanese Cinema @ MIFF

Japan is always very well represented at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). 2011 was a standout year for Japan with films by legendary directors Takashi Miike and Takeshi Kitano – 13 Assassins and Outrage. These somewhat violent epics were …
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Sake Corner #1

As promised, we’ve checked out the new kids on the block in the world of Sake and Izakaya style eating in Melbourne. Kumo Izakaya & Sake Bar 152 Lygon St, Brunswick http://www.kumoizakaya.com.au Tuesday night, almost full and abuzz with trendy …
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The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial : GOMA

APT6 2009 Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane With memories of a decidedly negative, even antagonistic response to the Yokohama Triennale some years back, I approached the Brisbane Asia Pacific Triennale with detached trepidation. Concept-driven, over-intellectualized contemporary …
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