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Humble seeker after truth

I went to see The Post at Reading Film Theatre this week, seeming particularly topical in the current turmoil about fake news, lobbying and corruption. I enjoyed the film, but it’s difficult to pin down what it’s about – the … Continue reading

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Heroes and Villains

I went to see Darkest Hour at Reading Film Theatre this week. I had expected it to be quite busy even before the Oscars, and so it was. Conveniently, it follows on more or less directly from my recent reading … Continue reading

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Ultimate Steampunk

I’d missed Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge at Reading Film Theatre a couple of weeks ago due to illness, so I was pleased that last night I went to see Loving Vincent. The story is principally that of Armand … Continue reading

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Men are from Tatooine, Women are from Alderaan (spoilers)

They said at the John Williams Film Music Prom that if he completes the score for the Star Wars nonology, it will be his equivalent of the Ring Cycle. In fact I think it might be longer than the Ring … Continue reading

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Best of 2017

So, farewell then, 2017. Better than 2016, but that is setting the bar a bit low. The best of the year for me: Fiction – The Art of Noise, by Julian Barnes Non-Fiction – Kind of Blue, by Ken Clarke … Continue reading

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One death is a tragedy …

Earlier this week I went to see The Death of Stalin at Reading Film Theatre. I’d seen posters on the Tube a couple of months ago, which had seemed to build quite a high level of expectation. Could Armando Iannucci’s … Continue reading

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How grim is it up North?

On Thursday we went to Reading Film Theatre to see God’s Own Country. If, in Cartman’s immortal words, American independent cinema is all about gay cowboys, then is British independent cinema about gay sheep farmers? I enjoyed the film, but … Continue reading

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