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Tenet (2020) reviewed

My last movie review has been a while ago. Since dissecting Parasite (2019), I have streamed many films and have borrowed my share of DVDs. Earlier today, I’ve finished watching Tenet. The latter is Christopher Nolan’s latest entry and his … Continue reading

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Bondi Junction, NSW: pride of Sydney’s east

This past week, we visited Bondi Junction. The suburb is a train ride away from the city centre. The journey takes about fifteen minutes. The transport interchange is the gateway to iconic Bondi Beach, which is a further bus ride. … Continue reading

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Fincher-nomics: My top 5 films

David Fincher is one of the biggest helmers in Tinseltown (LA). In a career spanning four decades, he has been nominated for thirty Academy Awards, including twice for Best Director. Fincher is noted for his psychological thrillers, plot twists, and … Continue reading

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Holiday reads

The Yuletide season saw me eclipsing Educated, Tara Westover’s biography. Recursion (Blake Crouch) followed. Another nonfiction title (Emmanuel Acho) rounds out the trio of reads. In all, I have read six more books than 2019. Most of them were crime … Continue reading

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Daredevil (2015) reviewed

Today we’ll be tackling arguably the finest Marvel series on Netflix. While there are a number of Marvel iterations around, Daredevil’s production, scope, action sequences, and characters set it apart from the field. The programme forms my holiday watch; I’m … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

A few weeks ago, my dear Aunty Ellen passed away. She was seventy years young. I’ve heard second-hand accounts about her, most of them painting her in a good light. She grew up with my mum, as they were first … Continue reading

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Westfield Hurstville: minimalist galleria

Recently, I went with a family member to Hurstville. I haven’t been there in ages. The first time I went to Hurstville was many years ago, when I met up with a classmate. We ate at the food court before … Continue reading

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Fresh reads

Christmas is almost upon us, a festive season most unlike prior celebrations. The pandemic has brought a different milieu. This list includes another Grisham, his bestselling A Time for Mercy. This is the third instalment in his Jake Brigance series. … Continue reading

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Categorising the various fragrances

The other week, I purchased an EDT (eau de toilette) from Myer. The Calvin Klein fragrance was forty percent off. The item was called CK Everyone and was very eco-friendly: no nasties, recycled container, and reusable bottle. The fresh scent … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Gambit (2020) reviewed

Over a few weeks, I’ve gone through three limited series. I started off with The Queen’s Gambit before taking in Bodyguard. Chernobyl was the latest miniseries I devoured. The last two shows won acting Globes. Yet while all of them … Continue reading

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