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Review: Rosewater

Rosewater Trailer No, I haven’t suddenly become obsessed with Iranian based cinema, it’s just the way that things have fallen out. Jon Stewart – Yes, that Jon Stewart – has never been one for getting behind the camera, but something seems … Continue reading

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Review: A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night Trailer In a black and white landscape, a construction site of some kind by the look of it, a cool looking character, all James Dean white shirt, jeans and cigarette, sits and waits. … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Fourteen (Group F, E)

Nigeria 2 – 3 Argentina A game characterised by rapid activity at the opening and closing of each half, where neither side really seemed too bothered taking it seriously. Messi was showing his strengths throughout the game, smashing the ball … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Ten (Group F, G)

Argentina 1 – 0 Iran My fears that Iran would essentially be a New Zealand-like team – coming to the World Cup only to play for draws and nothing else – seemed realised in the first half here, as the … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Five (Group F, G)

Germany 4 – 0 Portugal What an implosion.  I turned on expecting to see a clash between two of Europe’s best sides, and got a pasting instead. It was obvious from the outset that the game was a total mismatch. … Continue reading

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Argo

Spoilers. I often come out of cinema’s thinking “That movie was brilliant! I’ll never see anything that good for a long time!” Then I think about the movie. Then I think some more. Then I talk about the movie with … Continue reading

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Israel And Douhet

A fascinating piece by Jeffrey Goldberg on Bloomberg about Israeli expectations of war with Iran. Especially of note is this paragraph: A widely held assumption about a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities is that it would spur Iranian citizens … Continue reading

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Took Long Enough

It’s taken a criminally long time for the Iraqi parliament to make a government…and to re-elect the same guy as Prime Minister. This extended drama in the Parliament, just trying to form a government that really cannot be described as … Continue reading

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