Helen Garner

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40 ENTRIES Helen Garner is is a novelist and nonfiction writer. Her most recent books are Stories and True Stories, and her diaries Yellow NotebookOne Day I’ll Remember This and the upcoming How To End a Story.



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'Hemingway and Gellhorn', Philip Kaufman (director).Screening on Showtime in September.

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‘Hemingway & Gellhorn’ by Philip Kaufman (director)

Writers are notoriously impossible to make good movies about, and director Philip Kaufman in his disastrous new film has tackled a challenging pair: Ernest Hemingway (Clive Owen), the Nobel Laureate and world-class self-mythologiser, and Martha Gellhorn …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Society

Meek no more

The teenager in pyjamas on the dawn flight from Newcastle, entranced by her reflection in a magnifying mirror, spent the trip applying a full face of make-up. From her headset issued the standard tss tss tss, but at such savage volume that the …

'Once Upon a Time in Anatolia', Nuri Bilge Ceylan (director), In limited release from 31 May

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‘Once Upon a Time in Anatolia’ by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s new movie is a long, brilliantly sophisticated and moving work, knitted together by subtle narrative threads that emerge and re-emerge through the texture of its manifest plot, a murder investigation. Three carloads of men – cops, …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Society

Red Dog

A pet’s mutiny

Film

A Port for the Soul

Aki Kaurismäki’s 'Le Havre'

Culture

Like day and night

Terrence Malick’s ‘The Tree of Life’ and Julia Leigh’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Society

Where the heart is

The home hospice

Culture

Broken communities

Justin Kurzel’s ‘Snowtown’ and Brendan Fletcher’s ‘Mad Bastards’

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Economies of scale

Peter Weir’s ‘The Way Back’ and Leon Ford’s ‘Griff the Invisible’

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Society

Life juices

Fasting at a ‘Fat Farm’

Cowboys on Boxing Day, 1958. © George Lipman / Fairfax

Society

While not writing a book

Diaries

Society

From Frogmore, Victoria

Understanding Raimond Gaita

arts

The rules of engagement

Paul Greengrass’s ‘United 93’

arts

Large splendid empty rooms

Nicole Kidman in ‘Birth’

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The narcissist and the psychopath

Bennett Miller’s ‘Capote’