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The Spider-Man Trick

A really fantastic tent-pole blockbuster – and I’m talking about films here, not that special feeling a man gets when he first wakes up in the morning – is a wonderful thing. Well, they both are, but let’s stay with film. Spider-Man: Homecoming is great – funny, moving, exciting and fresh. Any movie that hits […]

Surprise Me

As someone working in comedy, I’m all too familiar with how comforted people are by hearing exactly what they expect to hear – think of any joke you’ve ever heard on Radio 4 – but I also know that beyond that safety, in the transcendence of surprise, bigger laughs are to be had. They just […]