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A gypsy at heart? Peaky Blinders

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“BABY FACE” HARRY FOWLES, MEMBER OF THE REAL PEAKY BLINDERS GANG. BY POLICE PHOTOGRAPHER – DAILY MAIL WEBSITE. LICENSED UNDER PUBLIC DOMAIN VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS.

Here our all-things-celluloid columnist, who can identify with and is drawn to aspects of a gypsy lifestyle, gives us a review of one of his favorite TV series at the moment, Peaky Blinders, which depicts Irish Gypsies with some grit and nuance.

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Review: “Birdman”

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Michael Keaton's character and his alter ego and claim to fame, the Birdman. Image courtesy of http://indiewire.com.

Our glocal film columnist today gives us insights into Oscar winner “Birdman,” which reappears in the Leipzig OmU movie circuit from time to time. “Peppered with black comedy,” it’s a quirky mix between a superhero movie and “indie-mainstream arts film.”

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What’s your guilty pleasure?

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Our columnist reveals and reviews on LeipGlo today his guilty pleasure on TV – hint: it’s a talent show – and wants you to share yours.

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5 songs that evoke celebrity crushes, favorite movies and TV shows (with videos)

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Garbage performing in 2005, By Stig Nyards (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stignygaard/17344258/) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

Another kind of rock band I like, in a different vein, is Fun Lovin Criminals, and along with a lot of Brits who grew up with TFI Friday, we can easily picture Huey (the lead singer) in our heads. “Scooby Snacks” (song Number Three here) is one of their great numbers, but also has samples of two of my favourite Tarantino films, namely Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs.

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A filmlover gets over Johnny with Viggo (with video parodies for help)

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Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

By Stewart Tunnicliff As a fan of films, people always ask me which actors I really like. Usually they have to act in diverse projects, not shy away from blockbusters or smaller films, spice it up with accents, and not fall for typecasting. We have all been disappointed by great actors who start well and…

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“Vikings” TV series review

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Vikings is a series I returned to after being disappointed watching the first episode. Being very interested in early clan and nomadic folk from an early age, I thought a series from The History Channel would be compelling and have some
historical accuracy. However, I think The History Channel was probably trying to emulate the success of series like Spartacus, Rome, The Tudors and the other loosely-based historically-set series which, just like super hero films, fill our
flickering screens.

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