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Mistress America

I went to see another film! Woo!   I so loved Frances Ha, that I was delighted to find out that Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach had collaborated on a new film. And that this film (Mistress America) was opening... Continue Reading →


Radio silence for a while due to the commencement of a Netflix subscription- and somehow writing about films watched on the telly didn't feel quite right. But I have made it to the cinema to see the Amy Winehouse documentary... Continue Reading →

Gone Girl

So apart from the minor fiasco of The Grandmaster, I haven't been to the cinema for some time. The latest Woody offering, with its luke-warm reviews, was not particularly compelling, and ultimately was not even on for long enough for... Continue Reading →

Cultural catch up

Oh dear, this blog has been much neglected for months. But in the words of Brittney, "I'm back, bi-atches!".Cultural activities may have been a little thin on the ground of late, but there have been some. In early July the... Continue Reading →


I was never a huge Frank Sidebottom fan, but I did quite like him. For me he was the man with the strange voice from kids telly doing comedy songs and generally messing about on a Saturday morning. It didn't... Continue Reading →

The Lunchbox

I went to see this quietly understated Indian film a few weeks ago, and wasn't too sure what to expect. But I am very happy to report that The Lunchbox is a beautifully made, and really rather delightful film. The... Continue Reading →

The Double

I like Richard Ayoade, but really only know him from the IT Crowd. His film-making career seems to be going pretty well though, as this is his second as a director. It's based on another book, a short story by... Continue Reading →

Daniel Kitson’s Analog.Ue at the National Theatre

I went to see Daniel Kitson at the National Theatre last month, but he didn't say anything. Well nothing that wasn't pre-recorded anyway. I didn't really know much about Daniel Kitson's work before this show, but did have a vague... Continue Reading →

Richard Herring’s We’re All Going to Die

I like Richard Herring. His blog pretty much saved me from mental atrophication a few years ago when my job peaked in its levels of tediousness. But though I like reading his musings on life and other stuff, I've never... Continue Reading →

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