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Poet’s Pacific paradise: Pablo Neruda’s homes in Chile

Published in Odd and Fun on 12th December 2017

As a new movie about Pablo Neruda gets a UK release, we see two of the Pacific-facing residences where the poet found inspiration: beachside Isla Negra and the crazy port of Valparaso If we go up and down all the stairs of Valparaso well have walked all round “the worlds”. Poet Pablo Neruda was alluding […]

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Josh Groban: how the popping whiz became Broadway’s leading man

Published in Odd and Fun on 12th December 2017

The singer with 20 m album marketings to his figure has recognized a reverie by making his Broadway debut starring in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 Last year might have been an annus horribilis for most, but for Josh Groban, 2016 couldnt going to go much better. The multiplatinum-selling singer-songwriter, who killed […]

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Eddie Izzard:’ Everything I do in life is trying to get my mother back’

Published in Odd and Fun on 7th December 2017

Transgender hero Eddie Izzard has done standup in French and German, move dozens of marathons, and is now in a period drama with Judi Dench. But, he discovers, his can-do position has a melancholy source There was a literal turning point in Eddie Izzard’s lifelong pursuit of personal freedom. It came one afternoon in 1985 […]

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Poet’s Pacific paradise: Pablo Neruda’s homes in Chile

Published in Odd and Fun on 6th December 2017

As a brand-new cinema about Pablo Neruda gets a UK release, we call two of the Pacific-facing dwellings where the poet found inspiration: beachside Isla Negra and the crazy port of Valparaso If we march up and down all the stairs of Valparaso well have walked all round the world. Poet Pablo Neruda was alluding […]

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Lady Bird review- Greta Gerwig’s charming and clever directorial introduction pilots high

Published in Odd and Fun on 5th December 2017

The performer/ columnist tells a semi-autobiographical narrative of growing up in California with authenticity, warmth and superb actions from Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf One of scribe/ director Noah Baumbach’s many smart job moves was to collaborate with actor Greta Gerwig, who co-wrote the screenplays for both Frances Ha and Mistress America. She accompanied an […]

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Hemorrhage for This refresh- Miles Teller boxing biopic is flattened by cliche

Published in Odd and Fun on 4th December 2017

The story of Vinny Paz, who broke his neck and still got back in the ring, is sensational. But this boring, miscast movie, screening at Telluride, fails to connect Everyone has a boxing film in them. But Miles Teller already did his. An ambitious geniu driven to breakdown by his coach; a rise, a tumble […]

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Jackie review- Natalie Portman astonishes in remarkably intimate likenes

Published in Odd and Fun on 3rd December 2017

Pablo Larrans painting of the first lady before and following John F Kennedys homicide doesnt play to the standard tropes of Hollywood biopics. Its a singular vision Jackie, Chilean director Pablo Larrans English-language debut starring Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy, boasts a generally used framing machine but theres nothing familiar about Larran and screenwriter Noah […]

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Lady Bird review- Greta Gerwig’s charming and witty directorial introduction wings high

Published in Odd and Fun on 3rd December 2017

The performer/ columnist tells a semi-autobiographical fib of growing up in California with authenticity, friendlines and superb conducts from Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf One of novelist/ director Noah Baumbach’s numerous smart profession moves was to collaborate with actor Greta Gerwig, who co-wrote the screenplays for both Frances Ha and Mistress America. She raised an […]

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Rocket carries, eagles and wedding cakes: the Chicago contest that led to a skyscraper detonation

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th November 2017

In 1922, the Chicago Tribunes owner launched a competition to design a towering brand-new HQ for his paper and changed high-rises for ever. Will the relaunch of the call-out by the Chicago Architecture Biennial produce such seismic arises? It was statute as” the greatest architectural game in biography”, a hunt for” the most beautiful and […]

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Lady Bird review- Greta Gerwig’s charming and droll directorial introduction hovers high

Published in Odd and Fun on 29th November 2017

The performer/ columnist tells a semi-autobiographical narrative of growing up in California with legitimacy, friendlines and superb concerts from Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf One of columnist/ director Noah Baumbach’s many smart vocation moves was to collaborate with performer Greta Gerwig, who co-wrote the screenplays for both Frances Ha and Mistress America. She made an […]

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