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Christopher Fowler
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I have never seen 'It's A Wonderful Life'. It wasn't a Christmas perennial in our house and I only became aware of it long after I'd grown up. I still haven't seen it but intend to this year, although I'm allergic to schmaltz. When I was growing up, in the wonderful world of two TV channels, it was a choice of 'tom thumb' or 'The Wizard of Oz'. We tend to forget that despite the dominance of…
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Christopher Fowler
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Halfway through director Sally Potter's critically-feted 'The Party', the feeling came over me that I was watching a terrible film. Six guests gather for a dinner party to celebrate Kristen Scott-Thomas becoming the Shadow Health Minister, but secrets tumble out within seconds of their arrival. The guests are archetypes; Cillian Murphy tips up with a gun and cocaine because he's a city trader…
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