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March
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The Moving Toyshop / Edmund Crispin

Gun toting, booze swigging poet Cadogan would love to shoot his agent and squeeze some more money out of his publisher. But instead he decides to take a short break from the literary game and heads to Oxford. On the night of his arrival Cadogan discovers a strange toyshop, inside of which the body of [...]

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March
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DVD Purgatory #1

Sometimes I do get the feeling I’m watching a lot of really weird films just so other people don’t have to. I do watch some odd movies and mainstream fodder in my perpetual search to find material for articles. Most of the time I’m relatively inspired, sometimes I can only muster up a quick sentence. [...]

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March
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More Cool Books For Cool Kids

Not so long ago I wrote an article entitled Cool Books For Cool Kids that listed the children’s books I’d come across that weren’t a chore to read to my daughter, who’s now five. Since I received such a positive response from other parents I thought I’d mention a few other books that haven’t driven [...]

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March
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Big Time

Released in 1988 Tom Waits’ Big Time is one of the most original and unique concert movies ever filmed. With its striking imagery and an elliptical narrative skewered with dream logic and playful Lynchian weirdness, it remains an incredible and significant artefact of alternative nineteen-eighties cinema. Unfortunately due to mysterious and complicated distribution entanglements it [...]