Oscars Week – Speechless Sunday


By Niall McArdle This is the first of two Oscars posts today. The Thank You Speech. It should be easy, shouldn’t it? Especially for actors. Don’t they get paid to perform? Standing up in front of an audience and saying a few words should be the easiest thing for them. Yet every Oscars ceremony is […]

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J Edgar Who?


I’m disappointed to report that while it’s marvellous-looking and well-acted, it’s an unsatisfying, disjointed film that offers us fascinating glimpses of Hoover without ever getting to the core of who he was

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