The Brisbane International Film Festival unveiled its program today, and if you search for ‘Australian Shorts’ on the BIFF site you get a listing of all the movies shown in the two Australian Shorts sessions. Ngurrumbang is in the second session, screening at 2 pm on Sunday 24 November.
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- Kenny (Clayton Jacobson 2006) 17 January 2021Shane Jacobson is Kenny in this mockumentary about a man who looks after temporary toilets at big events. It's a wonderful film, and it's taken me all this time to see it. Not least of the pleasures is that it feels like a family affair: Shane Jacobson wrote it with is brother, who directs it, and their father plays their film father, Shane's […]
- My Salinger Year (Philippe Falardeau 2020) 17 January 2021Joanna SMith Rakoff spent a year working in a literary agency and wrote a memoir about it. The hook is that J D Salinger was the agency's key client and protecting his privacy posed big ethical dilemma's for the naive Rakoff. But the culture of the agency and of young ambitious literary types in New York City is the meat. I enjoyed this a lot. Sigo […]
- Age of Adaline (Lee Toland Krieger 2015) 16 January 2021Silly, and surprisingly moving story about how terrible it is to be forever young! Ellen Burstyn and Harrison Ford in secondary roles lift it out of the shallows.
- Bridget Jones's Diary (Sharon Maguire 2001) 16 January 2021Apart from a trans joke that might be seen as sailing too close to the wind , this has aged vey well. All thee principals are perfect. I just read that the director, Sharon Maguire, is a good friend of Helen Fielding, who wrote the Bridget Jones books and has a writing credit for the movie. It shows.
- In Love with George Eliot (Kathy O'Shaughnessy 2019) 10 January 2021I must have read at least ten people saying that Middlemarch is the greatest English novel. I did love it as an undergraduate and it's on my list to reread. In the meantime, this was my Kris Kringle gift from the Book Group.
- Kenny (Clayton Jacobson 2006) 17 January 2021
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- End of year lists
- #aww2020 Challenge Completed
- Katharine Murphy’s end of certainty
- Guides through grief, torture and trauma
- Rhoda Lerman’s Book of the Night
- Proust Progress Report 16: She’s gone
- Journal Blitz 6
- The Book Group and John Irving’s Prayer for Owen Meany
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