Last year a woman premier presented the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards at the Art Gallery. Tonight a non-Labor premier, just as rare a beast in the 10 of these dinners I’ve been to, did it at the Opera Point Marquee, … Continue reading
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- Carriageworks: Fluffy (Frank Newman and Curly Fernandez 2021) 21 January 2022Having 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 […]
- Manifest, Season 1 (Jeff Rake 2018) 19 January 2022A 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.
- An Ideal Husband (Oliver Parker 1999) 17 January 2022With 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.
- Fishing for Lightning (Sarah Holland-Batt 2021) 16 January 2022I 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.
- The Tender Bar (George Clooney 2021) 16 January 2022Portrait of the writer as a young boy. Ben Affleck is sweet as the boy hero's uncle. A lot of cigarettes and alcohol.
- Carriageworks: Fluffy (Frank Newman and Curly Fernandez 2021) 21 January 2022
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- Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed
- End of year lists 2021
- #aww2021 Challenge Completed
- Ruby Reads 29: Gift
- Lemire Endings: Gideon Falls 6 and Ascender4
- Bernadine Evaristo’s Mr Loverman
- Lech Blaine’s Top Blokes
- The Marrickville Mattress Poet again
- 500 people: Week 44
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