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FILM REVIEW: Lost In Paris

Aaah Paris. The city of love, the romance, the twinkly lights of the Eiffel Tower at night. The fresh baguettes and pharmacies at every street corner. The warm, putrid smell of hot tyres and piss emanating from the Metro street grates. The péniches, cruising slowly on the Seine, pale blue lights illuminating the old buildings

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BOOK REVIEW: Room Little Darker by June Caldwell

If you’re a prude, stay away from Rom Little Darker. If you’re after a feel-good, comforting book, look elsewhere. If you want filter-free, electric fiction; if you like Brett Easton Ellis, Virginie Despentes, Irvine Welsh, then dive in. For June Caldwell is your woman – her tales are full of raw characters, fullI of harsh

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FILM REVIEW: Moon Dogs

I do like a good coming-of-age movie. And I liked Mood Dogs. It was funny, quirky and sexy. It had a decent pace, beautiful scenery and an excellent soundtrack. Although it’s Celtic, it spoke to my Frenchness. Yes, there is quite a bit of it in this movie; the simple-yet-tightly executed plot, the moodiness, the

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FILM REVIEW: Neruda

It’s 1948 and the Cold War has reached Chile. In congress, Senator Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) accuses the government of betraying the Communist Party and is swiftly impeached by President González Videla (Alfredo Castro). Police Prefect Oscar Peluchonneau (Gael García Bernal) is assigned to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to flee the country with his

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FILM REVIEW: Destination Unknown

Spring 1945. Liberation. Freedom. Joyous reunions. Soldiers kissing women. Liberation from concentration camps. This is how history books retell it, how movies portray it; the joy of the horror being finally behind, the desire to turn the page, start afresh. The prospect of a better life ahead. This is how Claire Ferguson’s excellent documentary doesn’t

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BOOK REVIEW: Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb

Any lover of John McClane or Jack Reacher is likely to get a crush on Lori Anderson for she is as tough as it gets, super-human tough, a little bit unrealistically tough. She survives 334 pages of pretty mean action, from her home town through to California, via a petrol station ambush in West Virginia,

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