Rebecca Harkins-Cross

Rebecca Harkins-Cross WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

9 ENTRIES Rebecca Harkins-Cross is a writer and cultural critic. She has received several awards from the Australian Film Critics Association.


Cover of ‘Sleepless: A Memoir of Insomnia’


Marie Darrieussecq’s ‘Sleepless’

Subtitled ‘A Memoir of Insomnia’, the French author’s latest has her contemplating bedtime rituals, sedation and ‘four-in-the-morning literature’

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A fugitive dream: Ben Hackworth’s ‘Celeste’

On the future of the Australian art film and forgetting the past

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‘Capharnaüm’: giving voice to the voiceless

Nadine Labaki on what motivated her exploration of turmoil’s impact on children

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‘My Brilliant Friend’ breaks the spell

The television adaptation lacks the all-consuming magic of Elena Ferrante’s novels

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‘Strange Colours’ directed by Alena Lodkina

Australia is cast in a new light in this debut feature made outside industry conventions

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Lady Gaga mesmerises in the uneven ‘A Star Is Born’

After a beguiling first act, director Bradley Cooper struggles to maintain momentum

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The male gaze of ‘Ladies in Black’

Bruce Beresford’s adaptation lacks the charm and pathos of the classic novel

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The shadowy Mystery Road

Aaron Pedersen brings detective Jay Swan to the small screen

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‘Breath’: rehearsing masculinity on the waves

Simon Baker adapts Tim Winton’s coming-of-age novel for his directorial debut