Mini film reviews – Part One

I’ve decided I don’t do enough with this blog any more, but since I’ve a few things lined up for the year to come I’d like to provide it with some padding to soften their landing a little. I’ve watched quite a few movies since the start of 2018, so I’m going to post groups of ten mini reviews as I go.

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My top ten “new” reads of 2017

This is probably the year I’ve added to this blog the least since I started it — correction: this being my first post of the year, this is definitely the least active The Cartesian Theatre has ever been. I had to go check, but I started in 2008, and only in 2011 did I come close with a measly two posts. In 2017, my time has been consumed almost entirely by real-world work, along with one unreal-world collaborative writing project (which has been a lot of fun, and hopefully will continue to be so). However, there is always time for reading! Here’s what I reading!! Reading!!!
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My top ten “new” reads of 2016

Two years ago I had a fantastically inventive and original idea — to report back on the best books I’d read in the preceding twelve months — and since then I’ve continued to use it to take the internet by storm, garnering much praise in private communications the details of which I won’t divulge here. Who am I to buck that trend, just because 2016 has been a colossal stinker in every other regard?
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