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More on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s writing

Fyodor Pavlovich (FP): ‘…I’d put an end to that little monastery of yours. Take all this mysticism and abolish it at once all over the Russian land, and finally bring all the fools to reason. And think how much silver,

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Rocketman- Elton Hercules John!

As I alluded to in a recent post there is a plethora of music homage movies set for release in 2019, Rocketman is one such feature which centers on the musical-life of Elton John. This review does contain spoilers so

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Posted in Movies and TV, Music

Bridge of Spies (2015) – Steven Spielberg

Originally posted on Observation Blogger:
Bridge of Spies is a highly engaging political-adventure based on a true story about a highly covert Spy swap deal between the CIA and KGB during the cold war. Lawyer James Donovan played by Tom…

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Is Ben Shapiro’s career over for good after the BBC interview?

Something that has been trending of late on social media is Ben Shapiro’s controversial interview with BBC journalist Andrew Neil where Shapiro cut short the TV debate. The interview has sparked the question in many leftist circles: Is this the

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Ham on Rye – Charles Bukowski

Originally posted on Observation Blogger:
I had been wanting to read a Charles Bukowski novel after seeing the illuminating documentary, Born into this. As Goodreads describes Ham on Rye, ‘Charles Bukowski details the long, lonely years of his own hardscrabble…

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The Happy Prince – Oscar Wilde (adapted and directed by Orson Welles)

When I was a child, I used to play this record incessantly.  Today, as a 45 year old man, it still brings a tear to my eye! It remains the most beautiful and heart-wrenching fable I have ever had the

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Posted in Movies and TV, Reading, Reflections

‘The Future of War video’ and Political Grace (The art of disagreeing well)

I think anyone who uses social media needs to see this video especially right up until the end because in a sense the future of war most definitely will involve each one of us. If you haven’t got time to

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Posted in politics, Reading

Music homage films abound in 2019 (Beatles, Springsteen, Elton John & Bob Dylan)

After the big box-office smash hit Bohemian Rhapsody, film studios must have been wiping the dust off dozens of musical homage scripts faster than they could sing: ‘We will, we will rock you!’. Yesterday and Blinded By The Light In

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Heaven Knows What (2014)

Originally posted on Observation Blogger:
Every two weeks or so I check out the movie database Rotten Tomatoes which lists amongst other things – the latest DVD releases. The movie information of Heaven Knows What caught my eye. ‘Heavan Knows…

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20 Seconds of Insane Courage

Originally posted on Observation Blogger:
For the school social I gargled Listerine. The pain felt reassuring. I sprayed my hair with Mum’s hairspray, “Taft”. In the school hall, we shuffled to Toto’s “Africa”. Girls on the other side, giggled about stuff…

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