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Jules et Jim review – Truffaut’s love triangle is a whirlwind masterpiece

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François Truffaut’s Jules et Jim from 1962 is the love triangle that feels like it’s happening in the swinging 60s present moment, like Godard’s triple-header Bande à Part. Actually, it’s set before and after the firs...

As a head in England, I know it’s not just Covid that will make it tough to go back to school

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Like most headteachers I view the formal start back to school with a mixture of optimism and trepidation. There is a realistic hope that, following a mass vaccination programme for adults, school life can begin to loo...

Around the World in 80 Days review – a charmingly goofy take on Jules Verne

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Given there are so, so many film adaptations of Jules Verne’s infinitely malleable 19th-century adventure story, you might wonder why the French-Belgium production team behind this latest iteration felt the need to ad...

Jules Verne’s Rocket to the Moon review – genial 60s British wacky-space-racers

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Dated but good-humoured, this 1967 adaptation includes all the era’s popular elements, from villain Terry-Thomas to penny-farthings in haystacksThere’s an serious outbreak of top hats and mutton chops in this amiable ...