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Confessions of a Guidebook Writer

Hotel Majestic, Santorini

The hawk-eyed must have already realised that some movie reviews appear online before a film has even been released. Typically they say: “Can’t wait!” – five stars or “How can they cast Ben Affleck in that role?” ­– one star. Strange, right? Welcome to fake online reviews. As regards consumer products, Amazon has been forced […]

The Top 12 Films with Laughably Wrong Geography

Prague Backstreets

Last night I watched The Omen (1976) for the first time and was quite surprised at what passed for horror in the 1970s as well as how tinny the cars looked. But what made me sit up and tweet my dismay was the assertion that Megiddo (Biblical Armageddon) was south of Jerusalem. Well, I thought […]