Having given away tickets to Girl from the North Country out of concern about exposure to Covid, we nevertheless went to Fluffy, where we played with strangers in an enclosed space with much laughter and not much possibility for physical distancing. Everyone except children was masked, but most of the people in the room were children. It was wonderful fun w […]
A plane goes missing and turns up five years later, but as far as the passengers no time has passed at all. They have to negotiate their relationships with people who have generally moved on, and also deal with strange new powers they seem to have acquired. Cheesy as all get-out, but fun.
With a screenplay by the director based on Oscar Wilde's play, this works well as a movie, even with all the stage business of doors opening and closing and deliberately left ajar. All the principal actors are wonderful: CAte Blanchett, Minnie Driver, Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Jeremy Northam.
I read a couple of the essays in this when they first appeared in the Weekend Australian, and was delighted to receive the book as a Christmas gift. I hope it will make me less ignorant about contemporary Australian poetry.