"No one knows what's going on in someone else's mind and life would be intolerable if we did," murmurs Paul to his wife soothingly. Paul knows what he's talking about. He's a therapist and bereavement counsellor and, apparently, a loving father, currently a little preoccupied, like his wife, by his daughter's recurrent nightmares. In fact, the two of them are in her bed, the little girl having been resettled in the parental room after waking up screaming.
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Friday 05 October 2012
Characters exchange tense remarks, their dialogue as dull as machined aluminium
Sunday 15 April 2012
'Vices: drink, but not to excess, and women ...'
Friday 30 December 2011
The only effect of this approach to Dickens was one of tedium, drift, and multiplying perplexity
Wednesday 21 December 2011
The thing is...
Tuesday 05 July 2011
Such is the frenzy of filming activity surrounding the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens that two of Hollywood's best-known actresses, Helena Bonham Carter and Gillian Anderson, find themselves in a battle of the bonnets as they both prepare to play the role of Miss Havisham in Great Expectations.
Sunday 20 February 2011
Wednesday 28 July 2010
Alarming news that stadium rockers Kings of Leon were forced to abandon a recent gig following a surprise airborne pigeon attack undoubtedly represents what music observers would politely describe as their "Spinal Tap moment".
Sunday 20 June 2010
Friday 16 April 2010
Duncan Ward's muddled satire about the London art world has a strong cast mugging for all their worth.
Saturday 10 April 2010
There was a time when the world went mad for Gillian Anderson. Or at least for Dana Scully, the sceptical FBI agent she played in The X-Files.
Thursday 08 April 2010
Hollywood stars Kim Cattrall and Gillian Anderson will appear in an epic adaptation of William Boyd's best-selling novel Any Human Heart for Channel 4.
Tuesday 03 February 2009
Sunday 23 November 2008
Sunday 03 August 2008
Monday 21 July 2008
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 1 East 17 bandmember Brian Harvey in 'very desperate situation’
- 2 Is this bridge haunted by the ghost of nu rave?
- 3 Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
- 4 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 5 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories