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September 07

Year of the Abbott – Sydney Fringe Festival 2014 (theatre review)

  Year of the Abbott September 6   @8:30pm September 7   @6:00pm September 27 @9:30pm Sydney Fringe Festival – Grab Your Tickets here. Sydney’s come a long way in the last five or six years. The ‘arty types’ have successfully revealed there is more than bling to the wealthiest City in Australia. Part of […]

August 24

Boyhood – Richard Linklater over 12 years. (Sydney Film Festival 2014 Review)

Boyhood is showing at The Sydney Film Festival 2014 – you can purchase tickets here.   The biggest miracle, and there are many to be had, in Richard Linklater’s epic twelve years in the making two and a half hour long bildungsroman Boyhood, is the understated execution of the project released with minimalism and a […]

Death and the Maiden: Dorfman’s guide to Hell

If you live in London or are going to London between now and January, then you are lucky enough to be able to grab a ticket to the performance of Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden. Teh Guardian have done a wonderful review of this amazing play. Read it here. I haven’t been lucky enough […]

Midnight in Paris – Woody’s letter to himself.

Woody Allen likes to make films for himself and if other people like them too, well, that’s just darling. If he wants to  copy a Bergman, he does it. If he wants to bash on endlessly about his neurosis, he does it. if He wants to be asking the same questions about the invisible pathways between men […]

Off to see Midnight in Paris this afternoon.

OK – So I am off to see this tonight. I’m going to suspend my Woody “opinions” (like can we PLEASE make something other than an Annie hall remake?) and see if I can just get into the celebration of modernism. I mean, hey!  I’m up for a midnight visit with Gertrude Stein right? I’ll post a […]

Julian Barnes wins the Mann Booker Prize for Fiction – Nice work everyone!

The … er… really cool novel The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes has won the booker prize.  He wins 50,000 pounds as well as, no doubt, mega sales. I read this novel in one day – it’s a novella really, and you can check out my thoughts on the subject here.  I suspect, […]

Care to throw a wager on a Booker winner?

Its 4.44 am here in Sydney Australia and I’m 3 hours out from the announcement of the 2011 Booker Prize.  I’ve not had a chance to read all of the short list. I’ve read Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending and a chunk of Patrick deWitt’s The Sisters Brothers. I have all the others […]

Book trailer for the forthcoming The Tumors Made me Interesting by Matthew Revert.

  I’m so excited about this novel. Just wait. Blogging about this soon.

Norwegian Wood: Death, grief and sex.

Ok – so I am now reading this because the film is so alluring, I decided to take on my first Haruki Mirukami novel. (The great love recommended it to me as well, and who can resist that combination?) This novel has been called impossible to adapt for film. It is the fifth of Mirukami’s […]

The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes. Clues for the clueless.

“you just don’t get it, do you? But then you never did get it.” And so reverberates the recurring theme around the head of One Anthony (Tony) Webster, a remarkably self-obsessed older male who cruises through life, largely by refusing to pause and reflect on the lives of others, therefore avoiding having to deal properly […]