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- SBS On Demand: Baghdad Central (2020) 30 May 2020In Iraq just after the US invasion in 2003, a former policeman is induced to work for the British because his daughter has gone missing. So there's a mystery being solved by a man caught in a hugely dangerous and compromising situation. Based on a novel by US author Elliott Colla, who has been described as a scholar of the region. My impression is that […]
- Netflix: After the Wedding (Bart Freundlich 2019) 29 May 2020This is based on a Danish movie by Susanna Bier, with Michelle Williams in the Mads Michelsen role. It starts with a group of orphans meditating beside water near Kolkata, moves to Manhattan luxury, and is full of surprises.
- Netflix:Douglas (Hannah Gadsby 2020) 29 May 2020This poster for Douglas is shocking – why airbrush a comedian who makes constant reference to her body as not conforming to social norms of beauty? The show itself is terrific. She claims to be leaving trauma behind after Nanette, but patriarchy and other enemies are still there to be punched up to.
- My Brilliant Friend (Elena Ferrante ) 28 May 2020For the Book Group.
- ABC & iView: Almost Australian (Miriam Margolyes 2020) 23 May 2020Miriam Margolyes, who describes herself as a fat old Jewish Lesbian, sets out in a campervan to explore her adopted Australia, asking people she meets about their version of the Australian dream, mateship and so on. It's funny, I guess, but the main power of it lies in how boldly she goes where a tactful person just wouldn't tread.
- SBS On Demand: Baghdad Central (2020) 30 May 2020
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- Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light
- Ruby Reads 21: Books lent by a blog reader
- Camperdown Cemetery
- Proust Progress Report 9:
- Ruby reads 20: Lockdown?
- SWF 2020 Day One
- The Book Group zooming with Hwang Sok-yong At Dusk
- Ruby reads 19: Ancient favourites
- NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Night
- I think of Mierle Laderman Ukeles
- Natalie Harkin’s Archival-Poetics
- Neel Mukherjee’s State of Freedom
- Proust Progress Report 8: The Cities of the Plain
- Mary Oliver’s House of Light
- Jennifer Maiden's Espionage Act