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What’s The Time Mr Wolf
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What’s The Time Mr Wolf was one of my favourite playground games as a youth. A creeping up on the bad guy game, there was a delicious moment, when whoever was playing the wolf would shout “Dinnertime” and the dynamic changed from sn[…]

XX/XY is a fine little indie relationship drama.
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XX/XY is a fine little indie relationship drama. No great shakes in a lot of areas: it privileges its female characters over its male character to an amusing degree since he is both likeable and impressively gormless. The very premise of the film tho[…]

The first hour and a half of Martin Scorsese’s Il Mio Viaggio In Italia
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Last night I saw the first hour and a half of Martin Scorsese’s Il Mio Viaggio In Italia, which has convinced me that if Marty ever gives up directing he is a shoe-in for film school lecturing. It is basically a personal history of Italian cine[…]

God forgive me for discovering this
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God forgive me for discovering this, but the CBBC channel is currently repeating one series per week of early Eighties schools’ programme Look and Read. Sadly you’ve missed Dark Towers and The Boy From Space but ‘ even more sadly &#[…]

Last week introduced the new ADA on
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Last week introduced the new ADA on Law and Order: SVU (IMDB is no help on character name, and I am not motivated to research any more extensively. The only thing I learned is the actress is less than a month older than I am? NOOOOOO.) I can’t[…]

Waiting For Happiness
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Waiting For Happiness feels to me like the kind of film African directors have to make to get shown in arthouse cinemas in Europe. Whilst the French funding is supposed no strings attached, the truth of the matter is that if the film is not seen in c[…]

Fish can seem a bit boring
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Fish can seem a bit boring, but then two of my favourite things are swimming and eating. I found myself gazing into a fishtank the other day. I was waiting to go into an interview. The fish were calming but in fact I started thinking about whether or[…]

Well the return of Inspector Frost was dire
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Well the return of Inspector Frost was dire, despite featuring a demented tango competition dancer dismembering her partners for being not good enough PLUS a scene set in a yard stacked high with thousands of busted fridges which suddenly all fell ov[…]

Jesus – struck by lightning – God dropping hints.
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Jesus – struck by lightning – God dropping hints. If anything it mught just be that God, like the rest of us, is already bored with Mel Gibsons version of the Passion, with its po-face Latin and Aramaic script and its dedication to repres[…]

Just to prove that film and TV are better than science
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Just to prove that film and TV are better than science, our sister blog Proven By Science has been taken over by Do You See related topics. First Alan tells us of the fantastic new Look Around You DVD, whilst I get radical with the 1913 leaps in scie[…]

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