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“We’ll Always Have Poona…”

BBC2’s anniversary brought us another comedic treat this week, in the form of a Goodness Gracious Me reunion special! Yay! Although I’ve rewatched my boxset of the original series several times since then, there hasn’t been a new episode on the … Continue reading

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Am Badass, Or…?

There are plenty shows that successfully balance heart-breaking drama with cathartic comedy… but Mitchell & Webb’s latest offering for the Beeb,  Ambassadors, wasn’t one of them. It probably doesn’t help that Armando Iannucci and his cohorts have set such a high-standard … Continue reading

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How’s-Your-Father

The film All in Good Time (2012) was adapted from a play called Rafta, Rafta (2007), which was a Desi-fied update of another play first performed in 1963 (also called All in Good Time), which was itself adapted as a … Continue reading

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Jadoo Chile

This coming Tuesday, Amara Karan’s new film Jadoo will premiere in the magical, movie-making metropolis that is the city of Leicester (where its story of feuding, foodie families is set), before rolling out across the nation on the 6th of September. … Continue reading

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Paranoia & Pants

[Contains soiled-underwear-flinging SPOILERS] Although their first album sold like hot-cakes, Kula Shaker were a frequent target for mockery, thanks to their conspicuous co-opting of Indian music, culture, and mysticism… but as a white Britisher intent on misappropriating Indian mythology in … Continue reading

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Lecker!

I missed the announcement at the time, but earlier this month Amara Karan’s new film, Jadoo, had its “World Premiere Screening” at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. Fancy. Jadoo is set in Leicester, and tells the story of two estranged … Continue reading

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Brickin’ It

[Contains non-SPOILERS for a story in which nothing really happens] There’s no doubt that Brick Lane (2007) is a very pretty film…. but it also left me with a serious case of the blahs. I haven’t read the original novel that … Continue reading

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