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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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The Al Gore Show

For the third Tuesday in a row, I headed off to Reading Film Theatre, this time for An Inconvenient Sequel. I’m not sure if I’ve seen the first film; certainly, if not, I have seen fragments of it. As a … Continue reading

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Hotel Salvation

Last night I went to see Hotel Salvation at Reading Film Theatre. Daya, the old man of the family, announces he believes it is his time to die and wants to do so in Varanasi; his middle-aged son Rajiv feels … Continue reading

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The film of the book

So, last night I went to see A Man Called Ove at Reading Film Theatre. Inevitably, there are some details that diverge from the book, which I read recently enough to remember, but in essence and spirit it is a … Continue reading

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Galaxy Quest

The moon landings hadn’t finished before I was born, but I am way too young to remember them. As a youngster and through my teenage years, though, there was news from time to time about the Voyager probes, and I … Continue reading

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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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