Keeping Up With the Middletons. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, Didn’t you stare beadily at Emma Watson when she accepted the first ‘gender-neutral’ acting gong at the MTV Awards for her turn in Beauty and the Beast? Apparently the thinking is that male, female or transgender performers – forgive … Continue reading

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How Much Can One Bi-Polar Bear? June 2014.

Dear Rowley, There are certain movies that I can’t bear to watch again. One of them is Vivien Leigh’s performance in A Streetcar Named Desire. I heartily dislike Tennessee Williams. His cruelty towards his heroines turns my stomach over and makes … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves Oscar. March 2014.

Dear Rowley, I had the great misfortune to catch the last five minutes of Jeremy Kyle’s show while waiting for ITV This Morning’s Oscar coverage to begin at 6am. I wonder who this ringmaster of Broken Britain’s most repulsive ambassadors … Continue reading

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Women on the Verge. September 2013.

Dear Rowley, I think we agree that movie making colludes in the infantilisation of adults. I could not be less interested in reboots of cartoon franchises, Hugh Jackman in a werewolf costume or Jennifer Aniston in another hair-flicking docile RomCom. … Continue reading

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