December 2018 – January 2019

Noted
by Julie Ewington

‘Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage’ at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
From Matisse to Malevich: a considered snapshot of adventurous Russian collecting

Henri Matisse, A Game of Bowls, 1908, The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. © Succession H. Matisse / Copyright Agency, 2018; photo by Vladimir Terebenin

Julie Ewington

Julie Ewington is an independent writer, curator and broadcaster, now living in Sydney.

December 2018 – January 2019

In This Issue

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The Liberal Party: a rolling fiasco

The government’s suite of half-formed ideas work for no one

Image of a bushfire

Fair judgement without surrender: Chloe Hooper’s ‘The Arsonist’

The author of ‘The Tall Man’ tries to understand the motivations of a Black Saturday firebug

Saving Ningaloo again

Western Australia’s World Heritage site isn’t as protected as you’d expect

Still from Cold War

Pawel Pawlikowski’s perfectly formed ‘Cold War’

Not a moment is wasted in what could be the Polish director’s masterpiece


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Image of Craig Kelly

Protecting Craig Kelly

Saving the MP from a preselection battle was another fine display of muppetry

Images from ‘Colette’ and ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

Fake it so real: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ and ‘Colette’

Two new films examine female writers who masquerade for very different reasons

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Editor’s Note December 2018 – January 2019

‘The Little Drummer Girl’: a masterclass in subterfuge

‘Oldboy’ director Park Chan-wook takes on a le Carré spy drama, with genre-rattling results


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