Category Archives: Cinema

Coronaclassical 10: Fiddling While Rome Burns

Ultra-Darwinism in the UK arts. Continue reading

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Where are all the time travellers?

Why did no one turn up to Stephen Hawking’s party? Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 4: Missing You

It’s about the journey rather than the destination. Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 2: Giving It Away

“Had we already done the work to establish the principle of paying for getting classical music on your TV screen, this could have been a genuine boom time for the industry…” Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 1: Waiting for Thanos

This whole thing is a hideous, planetary-wide Kobyashi Maru test. There is no right answer, no winning outcome. Merely a card deck of atrocities to be dealt out. Continue reading

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Wagner: Death of the Hero

We’re not used to stories about failure, and they’re hard for us to understand. Continue reading

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Nixon / Nixon / Nixon

“…even with such an almost endless wealth of material, both factual and fictional, to chew on, you only ever feel you’re scratching the surface of Nixon’s innermost thoughts and motivations.” Continue reading

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