25 November 2011
Another movie about a US presidential election campaign and the accompanying compromise and corruption. A frisson early on when Paul Giametti and Philip Seymour Hoffman face off, with George Clooney and Ryan Gosling in the crossfire, but it never quite lived up to that moment. (There were some women in it too.) I love George Clooney but I'm beginning to think he's a bit boring as a director.
23 November 2011
21 November 2011
19 November 2011
Chloe Hooper's book about a death on Palm Island and the responses of the legal system. 'There are two minorities involved here, the Aboriginal people and the police.' It's truly chilling, perhaps especially for Queenslanders, to see the police force present themselves as victims and close ranks at the prospect of one of them being charged with criminal behaviour and having a day in court.