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Archive for the month “January, 2016”

In search of science fiction

Every year I compile a list of the new movies that I consider to be true science fiction as opposed to fantasy. In recent years the task has become thankless. In 2015 there were just seven movies on my list, and none of them were great. Read more…


Cakes and kings: Christmas in Japan

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But it’s badly placed, less than a week before the far more significant celebration of the Japanese New Year. I blame the pagans. Read more…

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