“The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard.” ― William Hazlitt, Selected Essays, 1778-1830


Erratic Dialogues was created in order to design a forum for cultural conversations that explore the boundaries of how the arts are discussed online. We aim to play with form, structure, and storytelling as a means to tease out the limits of the online essay. This blog is a story of culture and collaboration; by writing and speaking together we are able to create dialogues that are between a conversation and discourse.

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Our Conversations

March 2018

Lady Bird reviewed by Erratic Dialogues, a podcast.

PODCAST ONLY: Lady Bird (FILM), Dir: Greta Gerwig (USA), 2017

February 2018

The Shape of Water reviewed by Erratic Dialogues, a podcast.

PODCAST ONLY: The Shape of Water (FILM), Dir: Guillermo del Toro (USA), 2017

Phantom Thread reviewed by Erratic Dialogues, a podcast.

PODCAST ONLY: Phantom Thread (FILM), Dir: P. T. Anderson (USA), 2017

December 2017

 2017 in Review

Part 1: Film | Part 2: Books | Part 3: Television and Podcasts

Call Me By Your Name reviewed by Erratic Dialogues, a podcast.

PODCAST ONLY: Call Me By Your Name (FILM), Dir: Luca Guadagnino (USA/ITALY/FRANCE), 2017

March 2017

Erratic Dialogues reviews Beauty and the Beast 2017

PODCAST ONLY: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Film), DIR: Bill Condon, USA, 2017

December 2016

A Place of Greater Safety

2016: A Cultural Autobiography

November 2016


Frantumaglia by Elena Ferante, 2016

August 2016

Love-and-Friendship - Film, 2016, Dir: Whit Stillman reviewed by Erratic Dialogues (Claudette Palomares and Gabriella Edelstein)

Love & Friendship (Film), Dir: Whit Stillman, UK, 2016

June 2016

coen brothers

A Coen Brothers Retrospective

April 2016


Podcast only: Carol (Film), Dir: Todd Haynes, USA, 2015

March 2016


Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, 2016 (Sydney Theatre Company)

February 2016

my brilliant circle

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, 2011

January 2016

Gabriella and Claudette discuss The Greats an exhibition

The Greats: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland, The Art Gallery of NSW

December 2015


Love’s Labour’s Lost, 2015 (Sport For Jove)

November 2015

half of yellow sun

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2006

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Suffragette (Film), Dir: Sarah Gavron, United Kingdom, 2015

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Brooklyn (Film), Dir: Jim Crowley, United Kingdom, 2015

October 2015

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Youth (Film), Dir: Paolo Sorrentino, Italy, 2015