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Bull Durham (1988) – Ron Shelton (Friday’s Finest)

In my article about Baseball Romanticism, I mentioned how Bull Durham was one of my favourite baseball movies. I have never seen a game of baseball in the United States, but I like watching games in the background when they

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5/09 – 11/09/22 – Galatea, JFK Assassination & Jerry Seinfeld

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. What Galatea SaidPoem at Theodora Goss When Theodora Goss poems arrive in my Reader, I take great interest. Theodora has featured here before. She

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Breaker Morant (1980) – Bruce Beresford (Friday’s Finest)

This Australian war drama film concerns the 1902 court martial of lieutenants Harry Morant, Peter Handcock and George Witton—one of the first war crime prosecutions in British military history. Anyone who has seen this film won’t forget the closing lines and level of final defiance while facing

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22/08 – 28/08/22 – Rosebud Baker, Mole Man & Masters of the Universe

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. How Women Can Tell If an Ex Has Slept with Someone Else – Rosebud BakerStand-up at Comedy Central Stand Up Rosebud Baker details why

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Three Identical Strangers (2018) – Tim Wardle (Friday’s Finest)

One of the siblings said, ‘I wouldn’t believe the story if someone else was telling it. It’s true. Every word of it‘. The problem I often encounter with movie or documentary reviews is that sometimes telling less is more and

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Duel (1971) – Steven Spielberg (Friday’s Finest)

This cult-classic and Spielberg’s second feature-length film as Director – Duel is one of the first movies I remember having seen and it made a lasting impression. It is renowned as one of the greatest made-for-television films ever made. The

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8/08 – 14/08/22 – Tyson Fury, Racial Stereotypes & The new Jordan Peterson

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Tyson Fury’s Speech Will Leave You SpeechlessSpeech excerpts at Wealth Motivation As a small-time boxing aficionado, I was astounded by Tyson Fury’s recent efforts

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25/07 – 31/07/22 – Reality, Tom Cruise & WHO

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. What is Reality? – Alan Watts Audio lecture at Endeavour The truth of the matter is – it all begins here (present). This is

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Whale Rider (2002) – Niki Caro (Friday’s Finest)

Whale Rider is the second New Zealand film to feature here at Friday’s Finest. The first Once Were Warriors was a cultural tour de force leaving cinema-goers gobsmacked, including yours truly. I caught Whale Rider again on the Film and

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Random Thoughts on the Star Wars Enterprise

When I heard the Obi Wan TV series was released I was hoping they could rejuvenate the enterprise. A younger Obi Wan played by Ewan McGregor in the Star Wars prequels was one of the few shining lights in what

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