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The Oscars that never were
8 months ago

The Oscars that never were

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It’s easy to make fun of the Oscars, so let’s get started. No matter what awards they give tonight (February 2015) in Hollywood (or lunchtime Monday for us), they will …
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The Shawshank religion
3 years ago

The Shawshank religion

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Who would have thought that the most beloved film of the last 20 years would be the story of a man ‘who crawled through a river of shit and …
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The rise of the teenage bitch movie
3 years ago

The rise of the teenage bitch movie

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Cue Joan Crawford in The Women, from 1939. ‘There’s a name for you ladies, but it isn’t used in high society – outside of a kennel’.

It is …
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The digital babysitter: toddlers and media
3 years ago

The digital babysitter: toddlers and media

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Do cartoon crocodiles make your child stupid? I had the chance recently to observe two children watching a cartoon, something that was both a pleasure and a shock for …
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Swearing in movies
3 years ago

Swearing in movies

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This column is going to be about swearing in movies. So if you don’t like it, as Billy Connolly used to say at the start of his shows, ‘f— …
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