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The Mighty Lalouche

By Matthew Olshan; illustrated by Sophie Blackall

This is a story about Lalouche. A humble, nimble, fast, little mailman with a curly cue mustache who lives in Paris, France “one hundred and a few-odd years ago.”  Poor Lalouche gets sacked from his beloved job and somehow finds himself in the Paris boxing scene.  134 more words


London Road (2015)

Seen at Picturehouse Central, London, Monday 15 June 2015

The Wikipedia entry, at least when I checked it, called this film a “musical mystery thriller film”, but I don’t think that’s right. 450 more words

Film Reviews

Megan is Missing (2011)

I may have mentioned it a thousand times before, but I was born without the maternal gene. I don’t understand or care for the children of humans, but I damn sure will judge you if I think that you are doing a terrible job at it, because I have two cats and a dog, and c’mon, that’s more or less the same thing, right? 849 more words


Tiny Things

I knew a man who was a traveling salesman by day and made furniture by night.

He discovered his aptitude for making furniture not long after he’d heard of an alternate reality that one could access through electronic signals in the brain that would transmit from one person to the next. 1,211 more words


The Forbidden Queen by Anne O'Brien

I freely admit, dear Reader, to being a bit of a history buff. There are certain time periods and cultures that I favor and over time have become fairly well versed in. 573 more words

Book Review

Review - Big Eyes (15) [2014]

Star Rating: 4/5


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Foxcatcher Problems, or, The 2014 Channing Tatum Initiative Complete

This is my third attempt to discuss Foxcatcher, the recent true crime film that also happens to be my final stop on the 2014 Channing Tatum Initiative. 520 more words

Pony Tricks