A big bunch of thumbs ups for all these, from the past couple of months.
The First Casualty by Ben Elton — a mystery set close to a century ago, a bit like Julian Barnes’ Arthur and George, and also very reminiscent of Black Adder 4, but with a much more serious look at the Great War. Elton’s usual humour is absent for this one, but it’s a great read.
High Society by Ben Elton — a look at drugs: the war against it, its presence in society both high and low. But unlike the above, plenty of humour.
Kenny — very very funny movie. Spotted a few locations I’m familiar with.
Junebug — what happens when white trash meets culture. Interesting.
Caffe Latte — Malvern Road, Toorak — work Christmas dinner was delicious. Very good. Probably expensive — I don’t know!
Wah Wah — Richard E Grant’s semi-auto-biographical film. Quite funny in parts, very dramatic in others. The DVD (at least, the Australian version) includes the interview from Enough Rope, which is fascinating.
PS Sunday night. Oh hooray, yet another full-page Barry Humphries article in the Sunday Age. We needed another one.
4 replies on “Summer reviews”
I told someone I enjoyed Wah Wah and they said it was a boring chick flick. While it wasn’t a great movie, I thought it was ok.
I loved Wah Wah, took my mum to see it. Very well done.
Denton’s interview with Richard E. Grant was brilliant and possibly his best interview ever.
Found this video of a tram driver supposedly abusing passengers if you are interested
The ad and the profile surely go together. Pay for the ad and you get a puff piece.