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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- The Nightingale (Jennifer Kent 2018) 18 September 2019The woman who checked my ticket smiled broadly and said, 'Enjoy this awesome and extremely violent movie!' It is both and I did, though I spent a lot of time in the early scenes with my eyes closed and wishing I was even deafer than I am. A good film to show anyone who wants to believe Australia was settled peacefully by a homogenous white non-patr […]
- Newcastle (Keri Glastonbury 2018) 18 September 2019This is on the PM's Literary Awards short list. It was also on my TBR shelf. So of course I'm reading it.
- The Prosperity Gospel (Erik Jensen, Quarterly Essay 74, 2019) 16 September 2019Subtitled 'How Scott Morrison Won and Bill Shorten Lost' this Quarterly Essay must have one of the least enticing titles ever. Nonetheless, Erik Jensen has written well about many things, so I'm willing to give it a go, hoping for more than tea-leaves after the event.
- Below the Surface (Jesper Bernt 2019) 13 September 2019The title is a misleading legacy from the first series, where the evildoers held hostages underground and the Danish title Gidseltagningen, meaning 'hostage crisis', could be replaced with the presumably current English title. There is no underwater action to speak of as Islamists hijack an Elsinore–Helsingborg ferry with the aim of recovering a ph […]
- Asian Provocateur (Ramesh Ranganathan 2015) 13 September 2019At his mother's urging, British comedian Ramesh Ranganathan goes on a pilgrimage to India, and makes jokes that a white comedian wouldn't get away with. He is referred to as a 'brown white man' by an INdian hip-hop performer, so it's not as if her gets away with it copletely.
- The Nightingale (Jennifer Kent 2018) 18 September 2019
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- Erik Jensen’s Prosperity Gospel
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