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Ten things we learned this week – August 23rd 2013

5) Kermode world domination continues


A young upstart film critic by the name of Mark Kermode has only gone and landed himself the chief critics position at The Observer. Kermode will be taking over from the equally legendary Philip French. French’s first column appeared in the paper in 1963 and after 50 years is happy to stand down with his mind still intact.

It won’t be too much of a transition for Kermode as he currently writes their DVD reviews. While French’s expertise was certainly the western it will now be replaced by Kermode’s lust for horror, but the love and passion for the art of film and all it encompasses will still remain. Read more here.

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Páraic wanted to be a gangster as far back as he can remember. Brought up on a diet of films he was too young to be watching by his brothers, all things 80s teens thanks to his sisters and the classics by his folks he's turned into a well-rounded (maybe a little too round) film lover. Only recently discovering North by Northwest, he longs for a train journey with a beautiful blond.

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