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Ben Nicholson

Film Review: ‘Ping Pong’

★★★☆☆ “It’s not how hard you play, it’s where you put it”, flourishes 85-year-old Lisa Modlich with an acknowledgement towards the cameraman. Since her inaugural table tennis medal in 1992, the octogenarian Modlich has gone on to vanquish around 150 more opponents. Hugh Hartford’s Ping […]

DVD Review: ‘J. Edgar’

★★★☆☆ At the centre of Clint Eastwood’s biopic of FBI founder J. Edgar Hoover is an underdeveloped examination of his quasi-homosexual relationship with his deputy Clyde Tolson. The filmmakers’ treatment of this particular story-strand perfectly represents what is good about […]