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Best of 2016

Well, 2016 has been rubbish, but let’s try and pick out some more positive things from the year: Fiction – Doctor Who – Shada, by Gareth Roberts / Douglas Adams Non-Fiction – 1946 – The Making of the Modern World, … Continue reading

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I’ve got a bad feeling about this

Most of the spoiler-free comment I’ve seen has been very complimentary about Rogue One; I’m afraid I found it adequate but uninspiring. (Spoilers ahead)

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The Commune

Last night we went to Reading Film Theatre to see The Commune. It’s quite a while since I have been; the programmes have been quite variable in the past few years. For a while it seemed not much different to … Continue reading

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Best of 2015

Fiction – The Merchants of Light – A Novel of Venice, by Marta Maretich Non-Fiction – The Cucumber for Java Book, by Seb Rose, Matt Wynne, and Aslak Helles√ły Music – Prom 28 – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Seven Studies on … Continue reading

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A New, New Hope (no spoilers)

Several weeks ago R asked: Did I want to go and see the new Star Wars film? Yes, I did. I expected it would be on for ages, and we would go sometime after Christmas, but then I was told … Continue reading

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A Three-Pipe Concert

An interlude in the Sibelius cycle on Sunday afternoon was the Sherlock Holmes Prom. The seats were quite full, but the arena had plenty of space (and in fact although I was about half way back, only about 10% of … Continue reading

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Mr Turner

Reading Film Theatre was busier than I have seen it for a long time yesterday evening, when I went to see Mr Turner. Timothy Spall gives the title role character though not really charm, with little in the way of … Continue reading

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