Match Point

In the absence of social media and in the time of flip phones and cigarettes, Match Point still feels strangely modern. Woody Allen’s film is a high stakes drama that stands the test of time. Chris Wilton (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) has dropped out of professional tennis and is in search of a new life. A chance encounter with femme fatale Nola (Scarlett Johansson) at his fiancée’s upper class gathering seals his fate. “Are you my next victim?” she says perhaps sensing something beyond their mutual attraction and a shared future. But nothing will prepare her for this liaison.

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Starman’s Haddon Hall

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in the Mr Fish dress, Haddon Hall, 1971

Paul Trynka’s book titled Starman (2011) was written well before David Bowie’s passing away but is probably still the most definitive biography. There have been countless publications since but Trynka manages to cover the complexity and detail of the subject that is Bowie, formally David Jones of Bromley.

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