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- TV: River, series 1 (Abi Morgan 2015) 8 February 2016Stellar Skatsgård does the grim, grieving detective brilliantly. Nicola Walker is as always fabulous. Abi Morgan wrote the whole thing. 'It's better to live than to die' is a line that absolutely works at the climax of the first episode.
- The Blacklist Seasons 2 and 3 (Jon Bokenkamp 2014-2016) 8 February 2016This series does go on, with a very slender mystery to sustain interest, but James Spader's cool screen presence is just enough to keep it watchable.
- Spotlight (Tom McCarthy 2015) 28 January 2016Like Truth, this is a film about the olden days (the early 2000s) when media organisations put resources into investigative journalism, when information was gathered by shoe leather and door knocking and searching through physical files. This one has newspaper romance, but that's not the only reason it's more satisfying: it's less about the co […]
- Transparent Season 2 (Jill Soloway 2015) 27 January 2016I guess I'm learning something about the world by watching this train crash of a family. It's fascinating how it gives no place for the heart to rest.
- Joy (David O Russell 2015) 26 January 2016I enjoyed all the performances in this, especially Isabella Rosselini as an unpleasant rich person, but even though it had a lot of twists, it boiled down to a great American Dream story about becoming rich by being tough enough. Ho-de-hum.
- TV: River, series 1 (Abi Morgan 2015) 8 February 2016
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- Asia Literary Review 28
- Ed Brubaker’s Fade Out
- David Malouf’s First Place
- Bill Willingham’s Fables 6–10
- I Stay
- Mahabharata for young (and English-speaking western) readers
- 2015 favourites
- My AWW Year
- Jennifer Maiden’s Fox Petition
- Adrian Tomine’s Scenes from an Impending Marriage
- Andrea Levy’s Small Island
- Sam de Brito’s Lost Boys and the Book Group
- Magda Szubanski’s Reckoning & Tim Winton’s Island Home
- November rhyme # 14