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A man with too much stuff... I'm getting rid of it and this blog is part of the process. What to keep and why?
A man with too much stuff... I'm getting rid of it and this blog is part of the process. What to keep and why?

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Doctor odd… Doctor Strange (1978)
The recent Marvel Extended Universe film of Ditko and
Lee’s classic hero was one of the better recent films for a genre that’s
dominated the last decade to the point of near exhaustion. You keep on thinking
it’s all going to come a cropper and then along co...

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Blows against the empire…? THX 1138 (1971)
It’s hard to view George Lucas other than through the
prism of the cinematic universe he created and ruled for forty years, and
clearly George thinks the same which is why he recut both the Star Wars trilogy
but also this film in 2004. I remember the film a...

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Election special… The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)
Ah, the more things change the more they bloody well stay
the same… smart guy market researches and manipulates both establishment and
general voting public alike in a drive to the top, all in an age before social
media optimisation, big data news filtering...

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Snappy families… What a Carve Up! (1961)
John Peel once introduced Pink Floyd’s post-psych,
proto-rave “One of These Days (I’m Going
to Cut You into Little Pieces”, as being described by Roger Waters as “a poignant appraisal of the contemporary
social situation…” before adding, acerbically, “make ...

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Scott too… Joanna (1968)
A quirky piece of flowered-up whimsy which just so happens to have a score of sorts from Rod McKuen and, more importantly, a song from Scott Walker who, even on the album, Scott 2 , that featured it, was reaching far beyond the pop culture he sprang from an...
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