Articles by: Neil Maizels

Author Biography:

Neil Maizels is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and composer based in Melbourne.

Informit: Too Cleaver by half?

'Rake' and the bourn of Australian television True farce-tragic comedy, or comedic tragedy, with its exaggerated idiocy amidst outrageously improbable situations-can be sublime or excruciating. It can extend the reach of mere satire into illumination of the universal human, or reduce it to the glib mouthing of contrived, overworked, unconvincing 'humour'. Sadly, farce hasn't been done really well since the passing of the 'Comic Strip Presents ...' (BBC 1980s) and yet Australians ought to be…

Informit: Liquid morals? [Book Review]

Review(s) of: Moral blindness: The loss of sensitivity in liquid modernity, by Zygmunt Bauman and Leonidas Donskis, (Polity, 2013)

Informit: Topographies of an Australian soul?

Peter Sculthorpe's music and the myth of the myth of Australian 'identity'Over a mellow but full-bodied Italian coffee, and tuned into a Chinese-made but German-designed digital radio, I listened to the Sunday morning ABC news. There were only a few items - most of them about politicians struggling to balance the impossible splits in the desires and values of their constituents - but the top sports story was a rundown of the overnight results of…

Informit: The ‘Mira-maxim’ of the Hollywood system

Review(s) of: Carol, directed by Todd Haynes.

Informit: Lead graphic

Informit: Lead graphic

Informit: True love

Review(s) of: The lobster, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015.