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TV: Three Big Finales - The Leftovers, The Americans and Billions.

Series Finales:

The Leftovers (HBO)

The Leftovers ended it three season run with a moving and yes, satisfying ending universally heralded by critics as a masterful conclusion to a brilliant final season.  1,502 more words

The Goat, or Who is Sylvia at the Theatre Royal Haymarket review *****

The Goat, or Who is Sylvia

Theatre Royal Haymarket, 25th May 2017

I love the theatre. It wasn’t always so. Until relatively recently I confess I didn’t have the time or, more importantly, the patience to really grasp what it was all about. 721 more words

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‘Billions’ Season 2 Finale Recap: Victory

Last week’s time-jumping cat-and-mouse game was Billions’ equivalent of Game of Thrones episodes like “Blackwater” or “The Rains of Castamere”: a climax that comes in the penultimate episode so that the finale’s mopping-up operation has room to breathe. 1,407 more words

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Movies: The Zookeeper's Wife and Queen of the Desert

The Zookeeper’s Wife

The Zookeeper’s Wife is an adaptation of the book by the same name (which, by the way, was excellent).  It stars Jessica Chastain as a Polish woman who with her husband manages a Zoo in Warsaw as Hitler rises to power. 611 more words

‘Billions’ Recap 2x11: I’m Tellin’ Y’all It’s Sabotage

I spent the bulk of tonight’s Billions believing I’d gotten it all wrong.

A couple of weeks ago, you see, Chuck Rhoades learned that his nemesis, Bobby Axelrod, had snapped up every single copy of the first-edition Winston Churchill books that Chuck had been forced to sell to stay afloat following his separation from wife Wendy. 1,449 more words

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‘Billions’ Recap 2x09: Coin of the Realm

Bobby Axelrod’s personal fortune would shame a Roman emperor’s. Shouldn’t his memento mori be equally upscaled? “Sic Transit Imperium,” this week’s episode of Billions, begins with his right-hand man Wags’s delivery of a birthday present: “The Arc,” a secure facility for billionaire survivalists and their families to hole up in the event of armageddon. 913 more words

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