This series about the wife of a tech billionaire who is suddenly divorced but phenomenally wealthy starts out with some fairly revolting images of gross wealth and self indulgence, but we're told it becomes more interesting after the first couple of episodes as she tries to get involved in her Foundation's charity work.
Image from Belvoir websiteThis MTC production of a Canadian two-hander is excellent. Both actors – Dan Spielman and Izabella Yena – are pitch perfect, and the writing raises uncomfortable questions which it resolves beautifully.
Subtitle, 'Mental Health and Vulnerability in Australia'. This looks like being a companion piece to Gail Bell's 2005 Quarterly Essay, The Worried Well: The depression epidemic and the medicalisation of our sorrows.
Running at nearly three hours, complete with musical Entr'acte, this is looks deeply weird to me now, though the charming elegance I remember it as possessing when I saw it back then is still in evidence. It's had to imagine a remake, especially a remake by British filmmakers.
The Stasi – the East German secret police – are an unlikely subject for a comedy, but this movie pulls it off. I'd love to hear what old East Germans think of it, though. For me there was a particular pleasure in a moment when we saw a character leaving the station at Prenzlauer Berg, which we did at least daily when visiting Berlin more than a decade a […]