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- Rita, Season 2 (Christian Torpe 2013) 26 February 2017Mille Dinesen continues as the plain-speaking, much-loved schoolteacher whose private life is usually a mess. We're binge-watching. In the second season, there's at least one breathtakingly tactless moment that makes you realise how very hard she would be to live with in real life, but also how refreshing in the context of middle class Denmark.
- Silence (Martin Scorsese 2016) 23 February 2017It's wonderful to see this so soon after Moonlight. That is a young(ish) man's deeply felt exploration of a young man's coming of age. This is an old(ish) man's equally deeply felt exploration of his Catholic heritage. Timely also to be reminded of the intensities of Catholic belief when the institutional church's failures around chi […]
- Rita, Season 1 (Christian Torpe 2012) 21 February 2017An enjoyable Danish show about a school teacher: she makes big mistakes, and only sometimes learns from them, which is extraordinarily refreshing. Mille Dinesen is fabulous in the role,
- Modus Season 1 (2015) 17 February 2017Another excellent Scandi crime – the violence is a little too graphic and ht plot a little too dar-fetched, but you can't have everything. An extreme US Christian sect sees Sweden as the modern Sodom and so begis a serial killing spree.
- Moonlight (Barry Jenkins 2016) 11 February 2017Marvellous film, very slow. One of my companions said that it was like a behind the scenes look at The Wire. Three wonderful performances as the boy who becomes a man, perhaps especially Trevante Rhodes who managed to show the small frightened boy living inside the streetwise drug lord.
- Rita, Season 2 (Christian Torpe 2013) 26 February 2017
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- Ramapada Chowdhury’s Second Encounter
- Halldór Laxness’s Independent People
- Ted Hughes’ Tales from Ovid
- The Book Group and Falstaff
- Kathryn Lomer’s Night Writing
- Jennifer Maiden’s Metronome
- Brian K Vaughan’s Paper Girls Books 1 and 2
- Clive James’s Poetry Notebook
- Rebecca Solnit’s Hope in the Dark
- Clive James’s Play All
- Year’s end
- Jason Aaron & Jason Latour’s Southern Bastards
- Australian Poetry Journal 6:2
- Stan Grant’s Australian Dream
- AWW 2016 challenge completed