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Waterland (1983) - Graham Swift

I think that it's a given that we are the sum of our own experiences. But, of course, we are also dependent to some degree on our parents’ experiences, without which we would not have gotten ..
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Auf Wiedersehen, Pet - Series 1 (1983)

1982. Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister. Unemployment had topped 3 million, and accounted for about 15% of the populace of most northern towns. There was an economic recession. Industry was being ..
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Those Were the Days (1934) - Thomas Bentley

Will Hay, master of the delayed take, he of the hilarious sniff, the man who gave us such masterpieces as Oh, Mr. Porter! (1937) and My Learned Friend (1943), perhaps Britain's greatest big screen ..
(August 18, 2008)
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Stalag 17 (1953) Billy Wilder

The war movie hero, that most selfless of creatures, willing to risk life and limb for all and sundry, a mainstay of wartime fiction. But you won't find him here. William Holden plays Sefton, a man ..
(June 22, 2008)
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Cheating in Football

The most disheartening aspect of watching the currently running European Championships is the various television commentators’ reactions to cheating. We have been witness to several instances ..
(June 23, 2008)
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Interiors (1978) Woody Allen

When I first discovered the joys of Woody Allen, ‘Interiors’ came as something of a shock. Where was the man who could effortlessly blend solemn introspection with great belly-laughs? ..
(June 23, 2008)
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The Return (2003) Andrei Zvyagintsev

I assume that those that have watched this film can be divided into two camps; those that think it is an allegorical masterpiece, and those that think it is a meaningless load of old codswallop. ..
(June 24, 2008)
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Obituary Ernie Cooksey 1980 2008

The Oldham fans didn't know quite what to make of Ernie Cooksey, the most unlikely looking of footballers, when he first played for the Latics in a friendly against near neighbours Rochdale in the ..
(July 06, 2008)
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No One Belongs Here More Than You (2007) Miranda July

Miranda July is one of those annoying people who seems to be able to turn their hand to just about anything. Artist, musician, filmmaker, actress, writer, all around smarty-pants; and on top of all ..
(July 06, 2008)
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Barcelona Plates (2000) Alexei Sayle

To fully appreciate this collection of short stories, one must, I think, be familiar with the author Alexei Sayle's stand-up or television sketch comedy work. His prose very much mirrors his angry, ..
(July 06, 2008)
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Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour An ..

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters (1955) and Seymour: An Introduction (1959), are a pair of long short stories written by Salinger about the Glass family. The former ostensibly about Buddy Glass, ..
(July 10, 2008)
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Another Flip For Dominick (1982) Alan Gibson and Jeremy Paul

Alan Gibson and Jeremy Paul's sequel to the cracking time travel comedy-drama The Flipside of Dominick Hide (1980). Although inferior to its predecessor and as such something of a disappointment, it ..
(July 10, 2008)
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The Flipside of Dominick Hide (1980) Alan Gibson and Jeremy ..

So, it turns out that flying saucers aren't occupied by little green men from outer space after all, but by time travelling civil servants from the year 2130. At least, that is according to this ..
(July 10, 2008)
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Artemis 81 (1981) David Rudkin

One can only sit back and wonder at what the world of England in 1981 must have been like. A world in which three hours of primetime Christmas television programming on BBC1 (not BBC2, mind) was set ..
(July 15, 2008)
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Dead Creatures (2001) Andrew Parkinson

Dead creatures is, for want of a better term, a zombie film. Although, I'm sure that pedants and horror movie buffs alike will frown upon the term. Because, these “zombies" are, and here's the ..
(July 15, 2008)
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Adam Elliots Family Trilogy (1996 1999)

Claymator Adam Elliot's semi-autobiographical short film trilogy, each one painting a portrait of a different family member, Uncle (1996), Cousin (1998), and Brother (1999), heralded the arrival of a .
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Knife Crime in Britain

Newspapers, radio phone-ins, national news, local news, the Internet, if we are to believe them, then Britain is overrun with knife-wielding, hooded teenagers marauding through the streets in search ..
(July 16, 2008)
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Trainspotting (1993) Irvine Welsh

A person without hope is little more than an animal. With no ability to see the future, the present is all that there is. There are no rules. The word consequence is not in their vocabulary. Theft, ..
(July 20, 2008)
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Overtaken (2003) Alexei Sayle

Alexei Sayle's first novel since 1984's Train to Hell comes as something of a pleasant surprise. His short fiction, whilst being thoroughly enjoyable, and of a patchily high standard, didn't really ..
(July 23, 2008)
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Man With a Movie Camera (1929) Dziga Vertov

There are those that choose to intellectualise Vertov's silent Soviet documentary, including Vertov himself, (when he was alive, at least. ) But of course, there are those that will choose to ..
(July 24, 2008)
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Andrei Rublev (1969) Andrei Tarkovsky

Eisenstein and Vertov, despite technical and intellectual brilliance, have never been able to force their way into the upper pantheon of my personal canon of great filmmakers: names like Bergman, ..
(July 25, 2008)
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