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Best. Times. Ever.

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Overrated… or just plain dumb?


Currently, The Guardian is running a daily feature in which different critics talk about the film that they regard as the most overrated. So far, every writer has been relatively safe. Nobody has chosen a universally adored movie like Casablanca or The Wizard of Oz (or even Citizen Kane). Based on the comments, however, I […]

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Taking it easy at the London Screenwriters Festival

It’s been a while since I last wrote a blog – and with good reason. I’ve recently returned from an extended trip overseas. With other people, such a voyage would be reason enough to start a blog. Many blogs flourish overseas, as the bloggers share their experiences of the world. However, thanks partly to my […]

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What I don’t get about YouTube

For the past few year, Lady Gaga was the most popular Lady since Lady Diana. Actually, she might be bigger than Diana. She’s perhaps the most popular woman on the planet. I’m not sure if there is a sensible reason for this, but the evidence is right there on YouTube. Her video for “Bad Romance” […]

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Astrology for realists

When I was a teenager, I was a big fan of astrology. I seriously believed in it, but that’s because I’m a Pisces and we’re loopy enough to believe in that stuff. Of course, I was often told that scientists can’t explain astrology, so it obviously isn’t real. (This is good logic. I can’t explain […]

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