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The rise of the teenage bitch movie
5 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
5 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
5 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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The Tao of text
5 years ago

The Tao of text

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4COL! ASAMOF, BON…! Or to say that in English: For crying out loud! As a matter of fact, believe it or not, some cinemas are now considering allowing patrons …
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Screen legends: then and now
5 years ago

Screen legends: then and now

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The death of Lauren Bacall (August 12, 2014) reminded me of a kinder, gentler time when actresses treated each other with respect. As when ‘Betty’ Bacall was asked how …
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