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Fornication, suicide, torture: are arthouse films certainly so sophisticated? | Catherine Shoard

Published in Odd and Fun on 14th December 2017

Despite their epitome, many of todays highbrow movies are merely the cinematic equivalent of explosion fireworks North Korea is no longer an government whose selections one is generally anxious to support. Yet my tenderness were with that country at the start of the year, when its New Years Eve firework expose was universally pooh-poohed. Whats […]

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2017 Mercury shortlist fails to spotlight truly exciting British music

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th December 2017

While there are strong creators among the latest Mercury nominees, including Stormzy, Kate Tempest, J Hus and Loyle Carner, the eagerness to subsidize stodgy indie stone makes utopian albums ought to have overlooked When the Mercury judging panel sided the 2016 prize to Skeptas Konnichiwa, they offered the faintly patronising caveat that it was what […]

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Hunger by Roxane Gay inspect- how the world plows fat parties

Published in Odd and Fun on 10th December 2017

A catalogue of frights and public mortifications, Gays memoir responds to societys condescension and anger about her body size This is a book its columnist Roxane Gay has, over many years, gave the right not to publish. Even though she has located great success as an essayist, writer of story and university coach, and attracted […]

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Matt Damon: five good times

Published in Odd and Fun on 10th December 2017

As the Oscar-winner returns to cinemas playing the amnesiac sleuth Jason Bourne, heres a look back at his greatest performances Jeremy Renner is no Matt Damon a moment manufactured painfully clear in 2012 after an attempt to revive the Bourne franchise with the spectacularly monotonou spinoff The Bourne Legacy. Damons dialogue as Bourne is often […]

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Matt Damon: five excellent times

Published in Odd and Fun on 5th December 2017

As the Oscar-winner returns to cinemas playing the amnesiac snoop Jason Bourne, heres a looked at at his greatest performances Jeremy Renner is no Matt Damon a moment seen dreadfully clear in 2012 after an attempt to revive the Bourne franchise with the spectacularly dull spinoff The Bourne Legacy. Damons dialogue as Bourne is often […]

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Sex, suicide, torment: are arthouse cinemas genuinely so sophisticated? | Catherine Shoard

Published in Odd and Fun on 1st December 2017

Despite their epitome, many of todays highbrow movies are simply the cinematic equivalent of exploding fireworks North Korea is no longer an government whose alternatives one is generally eager to endorse. Yet my approbations were with that country at the start of the year, when its New Years Eve firework display was universally pooh-poohed. Whats […]

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Extreme weight loss and tooth distillation: when method acting goes too far

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th November 2017

Which star didnt bathe for four months? Who became a cabbie? Our guide to performers who take their art to brand-new levels Marlon Brando is a possibility the most famous Hollywood exponent of method acting, even if the double Oscar-winning star of On the Waterfront and The Godfather always refused to accept the tag. But […]

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From sidekick to superstar: the rise of the salad

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th November 2017

With chefs inducing it their whiz, and veganism on the rise, salad is greater the happy line-up it used to be. Have the stereotypes had their day? In 2011, feminist website The Hairpin wrote a tale called Women Laughing Alone With Salad. Founder and editor Edith Zimmerman had compiled a wide range of inventory busines […]

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Jimmy Page witnesses Stairway to Heaven chord sequence ‘been around forever’

Published in Odd and Fun on 2nd November 2017

The Led Zeppelin guitarist, in tribunal for a copyright lawsuit, also says he was unaware of the instrumental carol he is accused of plagiarizing Guitarist Jimmy Page witnessed Thursday he could not identify the musical the components of the sheet music for the Spirit song Taurus that he is accused of lifting for the intro […]

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Funny realist: Carrie Fisher was the person everyone would want to sit next to at a marry | Hadley Freeman

Published in Odd and Fun on 29th October 2017

The actor and writer was amazing: the status of women the same onscreen as off, which is able revolve addiction and self-loathing into cynical, life-affirming gold During the later decades of her life, Carrie Fisher grew better known for her persona than her actual achievements, although she are more likely to “re saying that” the […]

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