Archive for August, 2020


A review of a book on the Texel Uprising of 1945

August 3rd, 2020 by Roger Darlington

Like his earlier book “Operation Basalt”, historian Eric Lee has managed to take a little-known and – in the grand scheme of the Second World War – small-scale incident and turn it in to a fascinating story by putting the events into a wider context with a variety of points of view. Both “Operation Basalt” […]

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A review of the new French film “The Truth”

August 2nd, 2020 by Roger Darlington

In the 1960s, I was a tiny bit in love with French actress Catherine Deneuve (“Repulsion”, “Belle De Jour”, “Mayerling”). For decades, I’ve been more than a little bit in love with French actress Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient”, “Chocolat”, “Clouds Of Sils Maria”). So the opportunity to see both in this (largely) French-language film, […]

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What excuse can any American possibly have for voting for Donald Trump?

August 1st, 2020 by Roger Darlington

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