A greengrocer’s apostrophe has escaped and been seen at this block of flats in Victoria Road, Marrickville. Approach with caution, as it is believed to breed at a phenomenal rate.
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WP Bookblog Listing
- Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (Lorna Tucker 2018) 19 October 2018A doco about Vivienne Westwood, first famous as a punk, now as a flamboyant fashion designer. If a sign of a good documentary is that it makes you care about something you didn't give a rat's about before you saw it, then this is very good indeed.
- Limelight on Oxford: Giving Up the Ghost (Rivka Hartman 2018) 18 October 2018Sydney doesn't have enough small shoe-string theatrical productions like this. One of the key actors wasn't up to the complexity of her role, and the play's daring mix of farce with the dilemmas of assisted dying doesn't come off.
- 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.
- Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (Lorna Tucker 2018) 19 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