Harry Windsor


44 ENTRIES Harry Windsor is a Sydney-based writer.


Tony McNamara in New York City, January 2024


Pure things: Tony McNamara

How the Australian screenwriter of ‘Poor Things’, who cut his teeth on shows such as ‘The Secret Life of Us’, earnt his second Oscar nomination

Illustration by Jeff Fisher


Way out Southwest

The local debut of the SXSW film, TV, music and tech fair is a sign the road to Hollywood now runs in both directions

Two men wearing jackets and beanies are seen in the bush. One is hugging the other from behind, resting his face on the other’s back.


New Australian films at MIFF

Mark Leonard Winter’s portrait of wounded men in ‘The Rooster’ and Isabel Darling’s epic documentary about showground life ‘The Carnival’ are among the new Australian works screening at the Melbourne International Film Festival

Lily LaTorre in ‘Run Rabbit Run’


Terror Australis: The rise of Australian horror

Horror’s low budgets and broad church have seen a group of local filmmakers gain Hollywood’s attention

Yougn actors in ‘The Clearing’, with uniform blond hair


Cult viewing: ‘The Clearing’

Elise McCredie’s barely disguised account of Melbourne cult The Family seeks to explore how power is exploited differently by a female leader

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The dry and the wet: Robert Connolly

The Australian producer-director of ‘Blueback’ has always sought to spotlight people with vision

Still from ‘The Quiet Girl’


Green screen: Colm Bairéad’s ‘The Quiet Girl’

An uneasy but hypnotic Irish-language feature about the secrets surrounding a child sent to live with extended family

Still from ‘Station Eleven’


‘Station Eleven’

The TV adaptation of Emily St. John Mandel’s pandemic novel ties its complexities up too neatly

Image of Kim Philby (left) and Phillip Knightley


On Her Majesty’s secret disservice

The reporter who uncovered the truth about Kim Philby, the 20th century’s most infamous spy, and his warnings for democratic society

Still from ‘Nitram’


An eye on the outlier: ‘Nitram’

Justin Kurzel’s biopic of the Port Arthur killer is a warning on suburban neglect and gun control

Image of still from The Mystery of Henri Pick


Bookish intrigue: ‘The Mystery of Henri Pick’

French filmmaker Rémi Bezançon’s charming literary whodunnit is his best film to date

Image from ‘The Truth’


Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘The Truth’

The Palme D’Or winner on working with the iconic Catherine Deneuve in his first film set outside Japan

Image from ‘The King’


David Michôd’s ‘The King’

The Australian director on his Timothée Chalamet–starring adaptation of Shakespeare’s history plays

Patricia Cornelius


Patricia Cornelius: No going gently

‘Anthem’ marks the return of the Australian playwright’s working-class theatre

Image from ‘The Nightingale’


Tasmanian torments: Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Nightingale’

The Babadook director talks about the necessity of violence in her colonial drama