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13 Worst Films Of 2011: 3: Horrible By Name
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There is a reason why comedies always seem to come out strongly in a list like this. When a comedy succeeds, it can be as sublime as cinema get (academy take note). When a comedy is average it often feels like a let down, the moments between the laug[…]

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Brief Times at Hardwicke House
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Today is the twenty fifth anniversary of the very first airing of Hardwicke House. And tomorrow is the twenty fifth anniversary of the very last.
 

 
Hardwicke House was a star filled, high-profile comedy set in a comprehensive – Gr[…]

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Best Brit Awards ever?
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Consider the evidence.

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vrywan kin c ur playin it RONG
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… in which Everett True gets the internet to do his PhD homework for him =:)
ET is crowd-sourcing responses to questions that relate to his thesis, which is about music-writing and the internet. Question #2 was “what is the role of the mu[…]

Pixels Equals Profit: Tune-Yards and the Demystification of Graphical User Interfaces
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It’s been a long while since I last picked up my guitar, but every so often I’ll go to a gig that makes me consider making music again. This can be for a number of reasons:
1) The music is SO BAD I think to myself ‘I can do way bett[…]

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music, poetry, parkinson’s disease
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(This piece was written to coincide with Mike Dibb’s documentary on the jazz saxophonist Barbara Thompson, and how Parkinson’s disease affects her playing life. The first time I saw it, at a screening last year, I knew I wanted to write s[…]

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13 Worst Films Of 2011: 5 /4 : Ships & Monsters
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Yo ho ho and a bottle of dumb. My joint fourth worst films of last year are additions to franchises, which use boats, monsters and lack any real plot logic. Both films are adapted from books, one ridiculously loosely, the other relatively slavishly. […]

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13 Worst Films Of 2011: 6: Occupy The Upper West Side
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Last year only one fiction film really engaged with the issues around Occupy Wall Street. Set in New York, the 99%, the disenfranchised took on a fictional banker to strike a blow for the little man, the trodden on, the people who did follow the rule[…]

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Time Reconsidered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Who Eps: #17 EARTHSHOCK
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or “You Will be Very Crumpled””
… being a show-by-show TARDIS-esque (ie in effect random) exploration of Doctor Who Soup to Nuts, begun at LJ’s diggerdydum community, and crossposted at FT.
aka the Sorrows of Young Adric, in which everyone&[…]

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