Helen Garner is an award-winning novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. Her books include Monkey Grip, The Children’s Bach, The Spare Room and This House of Grief.
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The man in black
James Mangold’s ‘Walk the Line’
Man with the pearl-white cord
Somebody told me that Burkhard Augustin Hase, the young German magician who has married an Australian and come to live in Melbourne, was doing a few gigs at the Butterfly Club next door to South Melbourne Town Hall. I took my sister, an odd choice, since …
The thin veneer of his characters’ self-command makes him exciting to watch. Russell Crowe and the art of violence.
The beautiful & the damned clunky
Laura Linney and Topher Grace in ‘P.S.’
The night before I left my old house last month I sat down, exhausted after a day of packing and carrying, to watch Super Nanny. I found myself consumed with disproportionate rage against the barbaric little brothers she was trying to tame – three plain, …
Heat & fright. A quiet weekend in Adelaide
Sarah Watt’s ‘Look Both Ways’
Fragments of a swooping mind. Raw tissue, ragged editing
Jonathan Caouette’s ‘Tarnation’
Kore-eda Hirokazu’s ‘Nobody Knows’
One Tuesday morning in August last year, Lauren Curnow, a 17-year-old student at Ballarat Secondary College, told her parents that she felt sick and wanted to stay home from school. Her mother assumed Lauren had a cold. But at about four in the afternoon, …
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