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Photo of the day

Hubby gave me Dawn French’s Me You A Diary for Christmas. I picked it up this morning and it sparked an idea for today’s musings.  440 more words

From Incel to In-a-Cell

I’m having trouble starting this essay. I’ve got two seemingly divergent ideas and I’m trying to crunch them together. The most immediate topic is the vast abyss between lucky folks and unlucky folks, wild extravagance as opposed to sheer desperation. 869 more words

Comedy

VICTORIA & ABDUL (2017) - My rating 8.5/10

Victoria & Abdul is a British biographical comedy/drama directed by Stephen Frears and written by Lee Hall. The film is based on the book of same name by Shrabani Basu, about the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and her Indian Muslim. 520 more words

DVD MOVIE REVIEWS

Victoria & Abdul

Charming movie. Well-acted and funny, with some emotional depth added in as well.

I recommend.

Movie

Movie Review: Victoria and Abdul (2017)

In 1887, Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) celebrated her Golden Jubilee, to commemorate the occasion, the royal family mints a mohur, or gold coin, and finds a Muslim clerk named Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal) is chosen to present the mohur to Victoria.  522 more words

Drama

Valkyrie Review

“Any problem on Earth can be solved with the careful application of high explosives. The trick is not to be around when they go off.” – Colonel Mertz von Quirnheim, Valkyrie… 1,075 more words

Film

Twtw: Labour anti-semitism

this afternoon (sunday 1st), 1.01-1.02pm, and 1.05-1.09pm, on bbc radio 4
the world this weekend (presented by jonny dymond) leads with …

“Another anti-semitism row hits the Labour Party.” 45 more words