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    Murder on the Orient Excess

    November 15, 2017

    It’s been three days now since I watched the blockbusting new film Murder on the Orient Express but I still haven’t got Kenneth Branagh’s moustache out of my mind. I know it’s a mistake to get too hung up on this sort of thing; my enjoyment of Nicole Kidman’s The Hours was destroyed by the very odd putty nose she was wearing, and everyone’s hair was altogether too mesmerising in American Hustle. But Ken’s moustache will go down in prosthetic…

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    Have We Got News For You

    I’ve hesitated to write about this, but I was really upset by BBC1’s Have I Got News For You last night. It had been a tiring but good week, and I wanted something funny…

    November 4, 2017
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    The Party

    Went to see an absolutely splendid film last night, The Party. We’d been intending to go to Armando Iannucci’s movie, Death of Stalin, but it was sold out, and The Party was very much…

    October 23, 2017
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    Blade Runner 2049

    I was a bit nervous about seeing Blade Runner 2049, as I’m so keen on the original film. I fell for it in the 1980s, when its combination of a mysteriously Asiatic dystopian Los…

    October 20, 2017
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    Matisse in his Studio

    Had a lovely interlude the other day visiting the Royal Academy – always a favourite place anyway, as it’s directly opposite the duck-egg blue box of treats that is Fortnum & Mason – with…

    October 4, 2017
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    Achilles’ heel?

    It’s probably bizarre, but I’ve never been a big holiday fan. I love my home and am happiest here, and when going away I spend ages trying to settle in to the new place,…

    August 9, 2017
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    Sargeant Watercolour Exhibition

    If you’re looking for a perfect, drifting, summer experience, then the Dulwich Picture Gallery has an exhibition which you’ll love. It’s John Singer Sargent’s watercolours, on until 8th October. You’re probably aware of John…

    July 12, 2017
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    My Cousin Rachel

    If you’re looking for a movie to watch over the weekend (and let’s face it, if it gets hot, the air con in cinemas is nice) then I thoroughly recommend My Cousin Rachel. I’m a…

    June 23, 2017
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    Blokes, Beers and Burritos

    I was sent Blokes, Beers and Burritos, to review for you and initially I was a bit dazzled by the vibrant pink cover. While I love chick lit, this was quite full on. The…

    June 19, 2017
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    Cadbury’s Jaw Gym

    Sponsored post Finally, news of an exercise regime I could probably actually a) do and b) be quite keen to sign up for… Looks good, doesn’t it? Lovely Cadbury’s also kindly sent me some…

    May 22, 2017