Daily Archives: July 9, 2018

Preview, Forget Mad King George, let Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz play “The Favourite” instead

The people who made “The Lobster” have opted for “period piece” for their next trick, a dark comedy about the reign of daft Queen Anne of Great Britain. With Olivia Colman as God Save Me and Rachel Weisz as her … Continue reading

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Movie Pitch: “Young Gandhi; MKG in the UK”

  All of my leisure reading is taken up with non-fiction, with the odd fiction classic thrown in just to clear the palette (Fitzgerald, Steinbeck, Hemingway, Patrick O’Brian). And as I read this history of Dunkirk or that Life of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Not every reporter got the run-up to”Shock and Awe” wrong

The most dramatic and damning story about the heedless run-up to the invasion of Iraq has to be the ways a humiliated and enraged America blundered into Iraq, led by a Bush administration hell-bent on getting a war and an … Continue reading

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