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

Published in Odd and Fun on 22nd October 2017

As a 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 worlds”. Poet Pablo Neruda was alluding […]

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Tragic, fascinating, brilliant- life of’ wild child’ Zelda Fitzgerald revisited

Published in Odd and Fun on 22nd October 2017

Two films and a TV series out soon portray the life of the jazz-age novelist and spouse of F Scott Fitzgerald She is thought of as the original wild child, a pearl-twirling party girl who died at the age of 47 after a flaming broke out in the North Carolina sanatorium where she was a […]

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

Published in Odd and Fun on 20th October 2017

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

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The centre of darkness that still beats within our 24 -hour cities

Published in Odd and Fun on 19th October 2017

With technology man has subdued the night. Yet walk wall street alone at 3am, and still the occult and whodunit seep through On some nighttimes, in the insomniac times between roaring goods trains, and beneath the reverberate of ambulance sirens, I can listen owls announcing mournfully to one another from the trees that screen the […]

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Josh Groban: how the daddy excitement grew Broadway’s leading man

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th October 2017

The singer with 20 m album marketings to his figure has recognized a dreaming 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 have gone much better. The multiplatinum-selling singer-songwriter, who filmed to […]

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Ellen von Unwerth:’ Let’s photograph daughters experiencing life’

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th October 2017

Blending old-world charm with a uniquely provoking eroticism, Ellen von Unwerths photographs are a riot of recreation and sly subversion. Richard Godwin sounds why we need to take ourselves less seriously Ellen von Unwerth cant stop laughing. The German photographer, 63, is rebounding around the Taschen gallery in West Hollywood in her sneakers, attempting to […]

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Rocket carries, eagles and marriage patties: the Chicago contest that led to a skyscraper detonation

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th October 2017

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

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Hemorrhage for This evaluate- Miles Teller boxing biopic is dropped by cliche

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th October 2017

The story of Vinny Paz, who violated his cervix 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 aptitude driven to breakdown by his coach-and-four; a rise, a tumble […]

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Bleed for This evaluation- Miles Teller boxing biopic is flattened by cliche

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th October 2017

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

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

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th October 2017

Transgender hero Eddie Izzard has done standup in French and German, run dozens of marathons, and is now in a period drama with Judi Dench. But, he uncovers, his can-do outlook has a doleful 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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