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‘And if you don’t like that history, I’ve another ten you can try’ #filmreview #deathofstalin

It is said that during Stalin’s reign, if he gave a speech the audience had to applaud enthusiastically and keep on applauding; if you stopped first the police would identify you and you would be suitably punished. In theory I … Continue reading

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When Is It Ok To Laugh #filmreview #victoriaandabdul

There’s a programme over here, on Channel 4, called the Last Leg that came out of the Paralympics in 2012. Hosted by an Ozzie it has two of its three presenters who have significant disabilities. They run this live twitter … Continue reading

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My Cousin Rachel #filmreview

When I first met the Textiliste, back at university, one thing that stood out was how well read she was and I wasn’t. To try and impress, or may be just to avoid looking ignorant I scoured her shelf in … Continue reading

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The Levelling #filmreview

My mother always said there was a reason the British came to cover the world map in red. ‘Temperament, darling. Which is naturally compatible with world domination’ (actually she called it ‘a natural inclination to rule’ which others might see … Continue reading

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Mindhorn #filmreview

  Well I knew it wasn’t an intellectual piece. I knew I wouldn’t be challenged or held in suspense. My expectations were of the ‘please let me laugh a few times’ sort which is probably a fairly accurate summation of … Continue reading

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Their Finest, not mine #filmreview

Regular readers of this blog know I am administratively incompetent. My Dickhead Tours posts give some credence to that proposition. However it isn’t just in the arena of travel that I let everyone down. Recently I bought the Textiliste and … Continue reading

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A Quiet Passion #filmreview

This film is one of those that I go to thinking I’ll wish I hadn’t. Costume dramas and a lot of moody lingering camera shots at sumptuous gowns and stiff backed men. Ideally these trips would pay for themselves in … Continue reading

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