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The warm glow of faith

Sometimes the imagery can get in the way of a good television documentary. It's just there to provide a visual backdrop for the spoken narrative, and the pictures distract, rather than illuminate. Read more →

Sinking into Prometheus

It wasn't perfect. But when a film looks as sensational as Prometheus it seems churlish to complain. I saw Ridley Scott's prequel to his 1970s space horror Alien yesterday evening, long one of my favourite films. Read more →

Patience (After Sebald)

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to see Grant Gee's Patience (After Sebald), a documentary of WG Sebald's The Rings of Saturn at the Edinburgh Filmhouse the other evening. Read more →

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