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The Venice Experiment: A Year of Trial and Error Living Abroad
The Venice Experiment: A Year of Trial and Error Living Abroad
by Barry Frangipane
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and informative insight into Venetian life, 9 Jan. 2016
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Great recent post-Venice trip nostalgia read. Having just returned from my first trip to Venice, loved not only Barry's tales of Venetian life but found his life changing experiment so inspiring. Thank you Barry for sharing.


Intimacy [DVD] [2001]
Intimacy [DVD] [2001]
Dvd ~ Mark Rylance

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1.0 out of 5 stars Boring, 30 July 2013
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Nothing like Kureishi's novel, a real disappointment, boring, depressing, low quality cinematography, lots of graphic sex but that's not enough to make this worth seeing.


Waiting for Sunrise
Waiting for Sunrise
by William Boyd
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Pace picks up, 30 July 2013
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This review is from: Waiting for Sunrise (Paperback)
I found it somewhat slow at first, quickly picked up, slumped a bit in the middle, then picked up pace increasingly in the last third or so, so much that I barely put it down for this last part, a real page turner! The ending was somewhat of an anti-climax in the sense it was not as dramatic as it could have been, and as with Restless, the protagonist never gets to entirely escape the damage inflicted upon him by malevolent others.


Caramel [DVD] (2007)
Caramel [DVD] (2007)
Dvd ~ Nadine Labaki
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £4.55

4.0 out of 5 stars A Beiruti woman's life, 8 May 2013
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This review is from: Caramel [DVD] (2007) (DVD)
Not the usual war / terrorism Lebanon set film, but a look at the lives of a group of women in a Beirut beauty salon. As director and lead Nadine Labaki writes at the end, this is 'to my Lebanon' not the one usually portrayed as a perpetual war zone. Funny and moving.


Little White Lies [DVD]
Little White Lies [DVD]
Dvd ~ François Cluzet
Price: £6.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Holiday from hell!, 8 May 2013
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A great ensemble French cast portraying the lives and loves, happiness and tragedies of a group of friends one summer. Tears of both laughter and sadness streaming down my face by the end of the film.


5 X 2 [DVD]
5 X 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Offered by rsdvd
Price: £4.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Portrait of a marriage gone wrong, 8 May 2013
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This review is from: 5 X 2 [DVD] (DVD)
Great concept - the story of the couple is told in 5 scenes in reverse chronological order. Good story and lovely soundtrack.


Friends - Season 1-10 Complete Collection (15th Anniversary) [DVD] [2004]
Friends - Season 1-10 Complete Collection (15th Anniversary) [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Jennifer Aniston
Offered by Direct Entertainment Supplies
Price: £43.89

5.0 out of 5 stars A necessity in everyone's DVD collection, 8 May 2013
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The all time great series packaged in a box, for you to catch up with the Friends whenever you feel like it.


The Sixth Sense [DVD] [1999]
The Sixth Sense [DVD] [1999]
Dvd ~ Bruce Willis
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Price: £3.75

5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic, 8 May 2013
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This review is from: The Sixth Sense [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
If you've never seen this film, watch it. Then watch it another time and you'll see everything from a different perspective. Spooky and moving at the same time.


Run, Fat Boy, Run [DVD]
Run, Fat Boy, Run [DVD]
Dvd ~ Simon Pegg
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Price: £2.16

4.0 out of 5 stars Comfort food for the eyes and ears, 8 May 2013
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This review is from: Run, Fat Boy, Run [DVD] (DVD)
The 'Fat Boy' comes good in the end in this lovely comedy directed by David Schwimmer and featuring his former Friend's recurring character colleague, Hank Azaria, as the 'villain'.


Lord of War [DVD]
Lord of War [DVD]
Dvd ~ Nicolas Cage
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Price: £2.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Makes you think, 8 May 2013
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Nicolas Cage's character is an anti-hero, but one who manages to garner our sympathy to an extent, a soul who becomes increasingly lost in an ethically devoid quagmire of blood, war and billions.


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