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Romancing the Stone (1984) – Robert Zemeckis (Friday’s Finest)

Last Friday featured the soundtrack of another Robert Zemeckis film – Cast Away. Zemeckis was originally working on the movie Cocoon but was pulled off it after an early screening of today’s featured film – Romancing the Stone failed to impress studio

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24/10 – 30/10/22 – Bringing it All Back Home, Colombia & An Immigrant’s Love Letter to the West

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Bringing it All Back HomeArticle by Richard Williams at the bluemoment ‘Last night I was on my way to see Bob Dylan in concert in

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Posted in Music, News, politics

Dogs in the Park – ‘We are grateful for your contribution to Gender, Place and Culture’ (Special Edition)

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El Olvido Que Seremos (Colombia 2020) – Fernando Trueba (Friday’s Finest)

El Olvido Que Seremos is translated in English as Forgotten We’ll Be, but was released in English-speaking countries as Memories of my Father. It was the 2020 Colombian entry to the Academy Awards, but wasn’t nominated. It’s disappointing that this

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Bolero Falaz (1995) – Aterciopelados

This song by Aterciopelados (The Velvet Ones) topped the 1000 most important songs of Colombian rock, but I would class Bolero Falaz more as alternative rock. It’s extremely groovy and bohemian in character and beholds a catchy melody that should

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Monos (2019) – Alejandro Landes (Colombian Entry for the Best International Feature Film – Oscars)

I normally reserve my movie reviews for Friday’s-Finest, but I hastily brought this one forward since I just saw Monos at the cinema and it has been selected as the Colombian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the

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Blue Skies Have Returned to Bogotá – 27th of June 2019

For the first time in a long while, Bogotá (the capital of Colombia) has had one whole day of radiant blue skies. This year, the typically wet season months in Bogota – April and May extended their melancholic deluge into

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Posted in Reflections

Colombian Police are Just Doing Their Job

I was stopped by Colombian police on the street today because I looked like a delinquent and was asked to show my ID. As they ogled my ID, I removed my sunnies from below my hoodie so they could match

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Luis Suarez – ‘I ate his liver with fava beans and a nice Chiellini’

I had to laugh when I read this on the BBC Live reporting of the latest Luis Suarez biting incident: Diego Suarez, who tweets using the handle @suarez is getting a lot of abuse following the controversial Luis Suarez’s incident

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Posted in Sport and Adventure