Monthly Archives: September 2012

September Film Review — Untouchable

It seems an unlikely hit—a French comedy about a quadriplegic—but Untouchable (2012) is now the number one top-grossing French-produced film ever made. Worldwide it has sold three times as many tickets as the Oscar-winning The Artist, its closest competitor. Directed by Olivier Nakache … Continue reading

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And no, it’s not Valentine’s Day

Orchids are strange exotic creatures—my mother always mistrusted them, much preferring the less suggestive bloom of the English rose. ‘Besides,’ she used to say, misquoting Alice, ‘What’s the use of a flower without any scent?’ Prophetic words, for when she … Continue reading

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After the happily ever

How long is the ‘after’, in ‘happily ever’? A lifetime? A decade? A year? A week? We all want to live happily ever after, but is it possible in real life? Do fairy tales—and romantic novels—end where they do because … Continue reading

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