Monthly Archives: April 2013

Dharma’s Initiative

I recently picked up the first season boxset of Dharma & Greg, so I could revisit the story of an upright, uptight young lawyer who falls madly in love with a carefree, chaotic dog-walker/yoga instructor. They first encounter each other, briefly, … Continue reading

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Fan Disservice

A hot new conspiracy-thriller series from the States (cunningly titled Cult), dares to ask what would happen if someone made a TV show about a TV show about a murder-cult that was actually the cover for a real murder-cult? And the … Continue reading

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The Spice Must Flow

I’m afraid the misleading DVD cover for The Mistress of Spices (2005) sets up false expectations that put the movie on the back-foot before it’s even started. In large red lettering, it promises “A MAGICAL ROMANTIC COMEDY”… when, in fact, … Continue reading

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On The Half Tip

[Contains soggy wet SPOILERS… and a whole lot of ranting!] As an aspiring screenwriter and former Drama kid, I’m often tempted to write characters into my scripts that I could theoretically play… but I try to be sensible about it, … Continue reading

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More Tea, Victoria?

This week, BBC1 aired a two-part documentary in which Victoria Wood explored the origin and extent of the British love affair with a hot brown beverage we call “Tea”. Despite its innocuous name and the cosy, comforting role that it … Continue reading

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Chloë: Cameo Queen

I’ve enjoyed Chloë Sevigny’s contributions to a lot of great films over the years (Trees Lounge and American Psycho being two personal faves), but now I’m a little scared that she’s started stalking me through my TV screen, by taking … Continue reading

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The “Fun” In Funicello

My first exposure to American Beach Comedies came via a two-part episode of 90s sitcom Blossom (eps 4.19-20), in which the heroine fell asleep while watching a movie on TV, and dreamed her family and friends into a spoof of … Continue reading

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