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Byebye Burt Reynolds

Published by Olly Blackburn

50% of my early VHS viewing was made up by Burt Reynolds films.     RIP      

John Prest

Published by Olly Blackburn

John Prest was my Modern English History tutor at Balliol, I was about to do a PhD on the strategy and politics of Appeasement thanks to him. And thanks to him, I was invited to apply All Souls. But gosh … Continued

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Published by Olly Blackburn

The Widow, for Amazon/ITV: http://deadline.com/2018/01/kate-beckinsale-star-the-widow-drama-series-amazon-itv-1202234376/

A bracing shower of cold brutal honesty

Published by Olly Blackburn

Is contained in this excoriating mea culpa by ex-Facebook VP for User Growth, Chamath Palihapitiya. Among many eye-catching admissions, this one stands out: “Everybody’s bullshitting. If you’re in a seat, and you have good deal flow, and you have precious … Continued

Humans Are Brilliant (when they want to be)

Published by Olly Blackburn

Yes, the world is shit, chaos abounds, scumbags are in charge and the computers will replace us all. Then you read something that makes you realize humans can be pretty amazing too. So… Who’s the second largest food producer in … Continued

THE GREATEST KRISTY TRAILER

Published by Olly Blackburn

Is here. Thanks to @HanisArina and her dedicated team of film warriors who lovingly recreated the movie in all its glory on their (what seems to be) Malaysian campus. If imitation is the greatest form of success — I’ll take … Continued

I dig the Pope

Published by Olly Blackburn

Cos he calls out people on his side of the line, like this.