Planet Earth

Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking suggests (for the BBC article, see Hawking: Humans at risk of lethal ‘own goal’ – BBC News ) that the explosion of scientific knowledge creates – along with the many and obvious benefits – new risks of things going wrong, nuclear disaster and global warming being just two of them. The risks, in…

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‘Carol’

America in the ‘fifties. Two women – one older, wealthy and sophisticated and on her way to a divorce, the other an ingenue shopgirl, begin a relationship. Complications inevitably arise. There is a slow-burning interiority to the movie, and moments of incandescence that are utterly convincing. Director: Todd Haynes. Cate Blanchette, Rooney Mara Verdict: Still…

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