Happy Death Day (2017)
Nov02

Happy Death Day (2017)

An Unexpected Pleasure: Happy Death Day (2017)     If Dunkirk and Blade Runner 2049 were two of my favourite films from 2017, then Christopher Landon’s Happy Death Day is definitely the one that turned out to be the most unexpectedly good.  Considering the title and the poster, I walked through the cinema doors anticipating a standard slasher movie, released for the Halloween market; instead I emerged with a big grin and...

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The Inklings – Humphrey Carpenter
Nov02

The Inklings – Humphrey Carpenter

  The Inklings C.S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams and their friends       In the absorbing book at hand the author and academic C. S. Lewis is credited as being the main catalyst behind a loose literary Oxford group of writers and teachers in the ’30s and ’40s — the Inklings – whose roughly defined membership included J. R. R. Tolkien; and it seems odd to me now that although I’ve had a lifelong...

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