Helen Garner is is a novelist and nonfiction writer. Her most recent books are Stories and True Stories, and her diaries Yellow Notebook and One Day I’ll Remember This.
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Defending the indefensible
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 …
‘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 …
‘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, …
A pet’s mutiny
A Port for the Soul
Aki Kaurismäki’s 'Le Havre'
Like day and night
Terrence Malick’s ‘The Tree of Life’ and Julia Leigh’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’
Where the heart is
The home hospice
Justin Kurzel’s ‘Snowtown’ and Brendan Fletcher’s ‘Mad Bastards’
Economies of scale
Peter Weir’s ‘The Way Back’ and Leon Ford’s ‘Griff the Invisible’
Fasting at a ‘Fat Farm’
While not writing a book
From Frogmore, Victoria
Understanding Raimond Gaita
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