Category Archives: TV

  1. Snowpiercer – Review (spoiler-free)

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    April 17, 2014 by James Calbraith


    Snowpiercer (or “La Transperceneige”, which is the much stronger-sounding title of the original French graphic novel) is a difficult movie to …
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  2. Yamamoto Yae – Joan of Aizu


    February 18, 2014 by James Calbraith


    Aizu-Wakamatsu is today a small, sleepy town, nestled in a cozy valley deep in the mountains of Fukushima Prefecture. It …
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  3. Ripper Street: update

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    December 14, 2013 by James Calbraith

    Ripper Street

    Hot on the heels of the previous post, here’s an interesting new development: Ripper Street season 3 could be made …
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  4. They’ve killed Ripper Street. The bastards.

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    December 9, 2013 by James Calbraith

    I’ve just learned the BBC decided to axe Ripper Street for the next season. For those who don’t know, it’s …
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  5. A lesson in Poland’s history…

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    November 8, 2013 by James Calbraith

    …in movie form. On Monday, when most of the Western world celebrates Armistice Day (and Japan celebrates Pocky Day) Poland has its …
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  6. 5 reasons why Tarantino is the new Kubrick – and 1 why he isn’t.


    February 15, 2013 by James Calbraith


    I’ve recently come to terms with the idea that Quentin Tarantino is the only possible heir to Stanley Kubrick’s crown …
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  7. New BBC2 trailer


    December 27, 2012 by James Calbraith


    For Christmas, BBC2 unveiled their new trailer. It’s got Peter Capaldi on voiceover. They’re really exploiting the guy this year …
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  8. The end of the world, and how we survived it.


    December 23, 2012 by James Calbraith


    I lived through the 80′s on the “wrong” side of the Iron Curtain. Like the West, we always knew the …
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  9. 1994, M6 on the cable, all’s right with the world.


    November 22, 2012 by James Calbraith


    A friend’s post on Google+ today worked on me like a Proust’s madeleine, throwing me out on a YouTube journey in …
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  10. The Engines of Democracy: British political satire

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    October 28, 2012 by James Calbraith


    So, after four fantastic series, the glorious “Thick of It” has ended yesterday, with a bang, a whimper, and a …
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