The Great Beauty (15), Paolo Sorrentino (141mins)
Police Procedural Series
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Friday 24 September 2010
When young television producer, Fliss Benson, is suddenly put in charge of a ground-breaking documentary about miscarriages of justice involving a string of cot deaths, alarm bells ring.
Tuesday 24 August 2010
Friday 02 April 2010
Friday 18 September 2009
Books have shaped my life in more ways that I can explain. There are some key milestones that will always stand proud of the rest: the moment, reading a Chalet School book, when I understood that being a writer was a proper job; falling in love with crime fiction when I read my first Miss Marple at the age of eight or nine; the perennial joy of Treasure Island, with its perfect blend of character, plot, setting and good writing, not to mention the ending that leaves space for the reader's imagination; and plunging headlong into another way of looking at the world thanks to Kate Millett's Sexual Politics. But if I had to point to one book that had irrevocably changed my future, I would have to settle on Sara Paretsky's Indemnity Only.
Saturday 05 September 2009
Monday 11 May 2009
Wednesday 25 March 2009
Tuesday 24 March 2009
Friday 20 March 2009
Friday 15 August 2008
Everyone agrees that The Wire is a great classic; it has been called the best series ever made by television, anywhere. It looks to me very much like a work of the highest literary art. As British viewers watch it heading into the later stretches of its fifth and last series, it maintains the power and range that have left everyone who has ever seen it struggling for superlatives. But – let's admit it – you haven't seen it; it's quite likely you haven't even heard of it. The first episode of this last series, broadcast on the FX cable channel, gathered only 38,000 viewers. It's a complete scandal.
Wednesday 06 August 2008
Monday 04 February 2008
Friday 18 January 2008
Friday 15 July 2005
Monday 03 November 2003
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