Not now that our very own public intellectual of film, Mark Kermode, has started delivering his illustrated lectures in film studies on BBC4. This week though, Kermode made a raid on the conventions of the heist movie, and I think we can say with some confidence that he got away with it.
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Kevin Spacey has apologised to Anthony Rapp over allegations he made sexual advances towards the then 14-year-old actor. Kevin Spacey has responded to allegations he made unwelcome sexual advances towards a 14-year-old actor, saying he did not remember the incident but if it did happen it was likely “deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour” for which he sincerely apologises. The Star Trek: Discovery star Anthony Rapp has accused Spacey of traumatising him after a party in New York in 1986.
It's a struggle to have sympathy for someone who's existed this long having never read or watched Harry Potter, sure, but Chris Chappell's story is certainly worth your time. Except, it wasn't quite Rowling's words he was reading, as his friend Shelley Zhang soon discovered. The version of the Order of the Phoenix he seemed to have acquired didn't quite align with what Zhang knew of the books: namely, that Dudley (Harry's cousin) doesn't jump off his school building while under the Imperious Curse, there are no graphic sex scenes between Harry and Hermione, and Draco and Ginny do not "fake a rape scene".
Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".