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Films and Books

What I have been watching

La Strada (Fellini) ***** [Heart-rending]

Matador (Almodóvar) ***

Viridiana (Buñuel) ****

The Impossible (Byona) **** [Surprisingly good]

Bad Education (Almodóvar) ****

Bonjour Tristesse (Preminger) **

The Illusionist (Burger) ***

Possession (LaBute) ** [Overrated]

Angela (Besson) ***

La Cage aux Folles (Danon) *** [Funny]

Shallow Grave (Boyle) ***

My Own Private Idaho (Van Sant) *****

Breakfast on Pluto (Jordan) ****

Elephant (Van Sant) ***** [School shooting]

Where Angels Fear to Tread (Sturridge) *** 

Loot (Narrizano) * [Travesty of the play]

Blow-Up (Antonioni) *****

Beautiful Thing (Macdonald) *****

Anonymous (Emerich) * [Atrocious more like]

A Single Man (Ford) *****

Exterminating Angel (Buñuel) *****

Dorian Gray (Parker) ****

The Libertine (Dunmore) ***

Changeling (Eastwood) *****

Mary Queen of Scots (Jarrott) **

What I have been reading

The New York Trilogy, Paul Auster

Ardmore Endings, Michael Reidy

The Turning Point, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Malice in Wonderland, Hugo Vickers

The Iliad, Homer

The Madness of Crowds, Douglas Murray

The Darkened Room, Alex Owen

The Boy, Germaine Greer

A Journal of the Plague Year, Daniel Defoe

The Cottontown Killer, James & Thomas Watts

The Pedant in the Kitchen, Julian Barnes

A Single Man, Christopher Isherwood

The War on the West, Douglas Murray

Maigret a peur, Georges Simenon