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National Treasures #dunkirk #graysonperry

(images from my trip to the Serpentine gallery) Is it just the Brits or do all nations collect National Treasures with such zealousness, bordering on the obsessive. For those not in the know these are not objects, artefacts or grand … Continue reading

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Complacent or confident #embracingthefuture

I found this picture the other day, amongst a number I inherited from Mum. On the back, in my gran’s ¬†handwriting it says: ‘R101 from bedroom window’. The R101 was the British government’s attempt to find a way for long … Continue reading

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Lost in London #filmreview

I don’t think I’ve had a more expensive ice cream than the Ohji vanilla tub. Over 3 squids even with the member’s discount too and we’re not talking family sized. I’m wrinkled enough to remember when Nouvelle Cuisine was a … Continue reading

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Toni, Toni, Are You Mad? #filmreview #tonierdmann

I need to be in the right place, mentally, for a foreign language film. Partly that’s because of the subtitles. I wear verifocals and there are times when flicking from image to words to image to words can cause a … Continue reading

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Going Gaga for La La? #film review #lalaland

Back in 1975 I left my country bumpkin life for the bright lights of Bristol. So many experiences but exposure to new foods was high on the list. I’d never had a curry, eaten pineapple soaked in MSG or realised … Continue reading

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Manchester By The Sea: a film review

I had a choice; this movie or La La Land. Now, because of some over active cultural snobbery I took a quick glance at the blurb for Manchester, realised it wasn’t set in the North of England but Massachusetts (so … Continue reading

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The Big Screen #film #grandma #bridgeofspies

So THAT blockbuster is nearly upon us and no one needs to hype it more than it is already, but if you are looking for something a little more cerebral, drily humorous or gritty I’ve two recommendations for your delectation … Continue reading

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