Posts tagged wonderful
Their Finest

Their Finest does that difficult thing of being funny about a period and reverential about it at the same time.  And above it all is Gemma Arterton.  Her performance is subtle, humorous, strong and committed.  Their Finest is one of those increasingly rare occasions where a film happily sits across generations and manages to please all.

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The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway

Never, well in ages anyways, have I been as transfixed and then as utterly pissed off with a book as I was with Nick Harkaway's The Gone-Away World.  Being a completist, a week and change after throwing the damn thing into the dust beyond the bedside table, I picked it up and was saved by the mimes.  A blooming wonderful, bloody infuriating, brilliant journey down The Pipe.

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