Archive for June, 2017

A review of last year’s film “Inferno”

June 3rd, 2017 by Roger Darlington

This is the third cinematic outing for Robert Langdon, the fictional character created by the best-selling author Dan Jones. Previously we’ve had “The Da Vinci Code” (2006) and “Angels & Demons” (2009). Now (2016) he’s back played again by Tom Hanks with Ron Howard again in the director’s chair but a new female accomplice, the […]

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Could Labour really win the General Election?

June 2nd, 2017 by Roger Darlington

We started the election campaign with Theresa May being much more popular than her party and Jeremy Corbyn being much less popular than his party. As the campaign has gone on, there is no doubt that May is doing less well and Corbyn is doing rather better than expected. Equally it is clear that the […]

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A review of “The Course Of Love” by Alain de Botton

June 1st, 2017 by Roger Darlington

The author de Botton is known mainly for his philosophical works and this book purports to be a rare venture into fiction, but it hardly qualifies. It has a fair degree of characterisation, being all about Rabin Khan and Kristen McLelland who marry, have children, and struggle to keep their relationship alive and respectful, but […]

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