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Movie – Bladerunner 2049

Movie – Bladerunner 2049

Gosh, it’s bleak. And long.         Share the love…

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Movie: Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle

Movie: Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle

So, thank goodness for Mark Strong. And John Denver. The first Kingsman movie was a little bit different and completely tongue in cheek and so just about got away with some of the terrible story lines. This one is just vile. Strong is essential to the film but whereas excellent before, Colin Firth returns, despite […]

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Film – Victoria & Abdul

Film – Victoria & Abdul

  The ignorance of the English is portrayed from the very start of this film. Two Indian men are picked to make a commemorative presentation to Queen Victoria in England. From the opening scene, I relish settling down to see a film about India before partition when everyone was Indian, rather than Muslim, Sikh or […]

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Film – American Made

Film – American Made

  If you want to watch the same scene happening over and over again, this is the film to watch. The story on which it’s based is pretty interesting. Guy gets recruited by the CIA and gets paid to fly a plane over countries the government wants to keep an eye on and discreetly take […]

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Book – The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

Book – The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

This has been on my reading list for so long, I have no idea how it landed there. Usually it’s a review or someone has mentioned it at a book event. The Glorious Heresies, the author’s debut, was a tough book to get into, despite it being a well-written – for which it’s received huge accolades. […]

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Film – An Inconvenient Sequel

Film – An Inconvenient Sequel

Everyone has their version of the meaning of life. My belief is that we are placed on this earth to enjoy it and then leave the world a better place than we found it. The human race is failing in that. How people can look at the facts and then fail to see how we […]

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Book: The Winter Garden by Jane Thynne

I loved Black Roses  and this is the follow-up. I read the first book in the series last summer, but the world’s is a very different place now so The Winter Garden made for tougher reading. I may be less shocked each time I read of a violent incident against Jews but now in 2017, […]

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Film – Despicable Me 3

Film – Despicable Me 3

Former criminal Gru who previously adopted 3 little siblings now has a clever wife in tow and they are both agents for the Anti Villain League. He learns of a twin who’s custody went to his father at the divorce hearing. Dru inherited everything and now runs a pig farm, which is unlike any pig […]

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Film – Dunkirk

Film – Dunkirk

On another day, I may not have seen this film. Had that been the case I would have missed out on one the most evocative and essential films of recent times. Following on from The Viceroys House which made me want to learn more about partition in India, this is another historical drama. But the […]

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Pride & Politeness

Pride & Politeness

It’s hard not to compare other countries to the UK when I travel. Mostly what I notice is the cleanliness in other places. After three decades of travelling, I realise, it’s not because they spend twice as much as us on cleaning the streets, it’s because people don’t litter as much. It all comes down […]

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