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3 Days of the Condor : a review

The wet streets, the smoke emanating from a corner of the frame in a desolate night, the breath vapour, the cigarette(s) (though the number is quite few) is all there, but if you expect a run-of-the-mill noir from Sydney Pollack’s… 443 more words

Film Review

From Spy Novel to Tradecraft

Modern British spy fiction dates from the beginning of the 20th century as an expression of the anxieties of international rivalries. The British took most readily to spy fiction and it is British writers which have received most critical attention and acclaim. 4,452 more words

Politics

Never Jam Today

“The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday—but never jam to-day.” It’s one of those things you think your Granny must have said, but no – well, she might have said it, but it comes from… 490 more words

Memory

Working for the Yankee Dollar

While bracing myself to endure the nauseating spectacle of a British Prime Minister grovelling to the abominable Donald Trump in a desperate attempt to interest him in a trade deal, and sacrifice the National Health Service in the process, I suddenly had two flashbacks to the days of my youth (specifically 1979). 105 more words

Biographical

Rest In Peace, John Hurt: (1956-2016)

SIR JOHN HURT
22 January 1940 – 25 January 2017 (age 77)
Cause of Death: Pancreatic Cancer

Believe it or not, John Hurt didn’t die back in 1979 when an alien burst out of his chest on the Nostromo. 1,258 more words

Jackie

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy or: The Less Desirables Movie of the Week

Salutations™!!

a/perture cinema, the Official Movie Sponsor of The Less Desirables, presents The Less Desirables Movie of the Week, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy. 483 more words

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