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The Master (2012)

Paul Thomas Anderson’s last film, “There will be blood” (2007), swept Daniel Day-Lewis to deserved Oscar glory and there is every indication that this latest movie will do the same for its stars; Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman. “The Master” has also generated headlines for its purported subject matter: the early days of Scientology. But is the film as ‘masterful’ as other reviewers have made out? Continue reading

“Prater Violet” (1946) by Christopher Isherwood

Published by Methuen & Co Ltd This was my first experience of Christopher Isherwood. Or rather, of his writing. I was well aware of him before now. My close friends had read his work and always talked highly of him. I had seen the movies “Cabaret” (1972) and “A Single Man”(2009) – both of which … Continue reading

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