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WP Bookblog Listing
- First Man (Damien Chazelle 2018) 16 October 2018The director, writer and stars of this movie were born after the moon landing. It is mercifully free of the US jingoism that infests many films about this subject, and that coloured the event itself as I remember it. It focuses on the work of making the landing happen, the rivets and switches, the emotional state of the men.
- 22 July (Paul Greengrass 2018) 15 October 2018A film about the terrible massacre in Norway on 2 July 2010 and how Norway responded, including the trial of the killer. Among many things, it's like a love letter to Norway.The actors seem to be Norwegian, but it is all done in English, which is a little strange but increases one's admiration for the Norwegians.
- The Good Cop (Andy Breckman 2018) 14 October 2018A Netflix Original series, a charmingly oldfashioned cop show. The tag line is: Son's on Patrol, Dad's on Parole. Tony Danza is the scallywag former corrupt cop now out on parole, and a fabulously geeky Josh Groban is his squeaky clean homicide detective son.
- Clueless (Amy Heckerling 1995) 14 October 2018I was reading Jane Austen's Emma and had an irresistible urge to watch this again. It's still funny, even more so with Emma fresh in one's mind.
- Belvoir: An Enemy of the People (Melissa Reeves 2018, after Henrik Ibsen 1882) 13 October 2018A town hall meeting takes up most of the second half of this play, and it's a brilliantly orchestrated use of the auditorium. The rest of the play fell between two stools – neither nineteenth century Norway nor 20th Century Australia. Some telling echoes of recent political history – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on stage; a woman being pilloried for […]
- First Man (Damien Chazelle 2018) 16 October 2018
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- Richard Denniss’s Dead Right
- History repeating
- Alice Walker’s Chicken Chronicles
- Sarah Winman’s Tin Man
- Marija Peričić’s Lost Pages
- Sue Lawson’s Freedom Ride
- Olga Tokarczuk’s Flights and the Book Group
- Czesław Miłosz’s Captive Mind
- Rozanna Lilley, Do Oysters Get Bored?
- Kate Lilley’s Tilt
- The Book Group and Gerald Murnane’s Collected Short Fiction
- Jennifer Maiden’s Selected Poems
- Mohammad Ali Maleki’s Truth in the Cage
- Two quick reads
- Stephen Hart’s Lighthouse at Pelican Rock