La La Land. January 2017.

Dear Rowley, It is always a mystery to me why it comes a shock to movie producers that musicals score like Reinaldo at the box office. Director/writer Damien Chazelle’s  La La Land  is a case in point. London in January … 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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The Oscars. February 2013.

Dear Rowley, The red carpet arrivals at the Oscars always bring out the Madame Defarge in fashion critics. All the trolls come out of their caves to mock, knock and hurl derision in a colloquial, condescending tone as if given … Continue reading

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The Master August 2010

Dear Rowley, The excitement. You remember I had a private view of the Royal Dress Collection at Kensington Palace earlier this year? Well, I was shown an ankle length mink coat owned by Princess Margaret by the fabulous curator Deirdre … Continue reading

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