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Clare O’Farrell’s blog on books, TV, films, Michel Foucault, universities etc. etc.

Spoiler alert My rating: ** Imdb link The only reason this film gets a two star rather than a one star rating is Christopher Walken. In recent years his choices of films and roles have been puzzling to say the least after a previously fairly illustrious career in mainstream and independent cinema. He is not …

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Spoiler alert My rating: *** Imdb link Another collection of science fiction clichés, but enjoyable nonetheless. We have the usual group of scientists isolated in an Antarctic lab with an alien presence plus the requisite romance between two warring scientists who had previously fallen out but are forced together again by circumstances. Gabriel Byrne plays …

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My rating: *** Imdb link A film from the pen of Neil Gaiman set in an amusingly modernised fairytale world. What really made this film for me, however, was the performance of Robert de Niro as a cross-dressing pirate. All bluster, walk the plank and aaargh me hearties to the exterior world, in the privacy …

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My rating: *** Imdb link This is an entertaining time travel thriller where a butterfly accidentally trodden on by a time traveller in prehistoric times leads to catastrophic results for the present. It is a race against time, re-evolution, monstrous plants and dinosaur-like animals for our scientist heroes to get back to the past and …

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