Monthly Archives: July 2012

Film Review — The Dark Knight Rises

This film features Christian Bale (Empire of the Sun, The Mechanic, The Fighter), Michael Caine (The Ipcress File, Alfie, Last Orders), Gary Oldman (Tinker,Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Immortal Beloved, Dracula),, Anne Hathaway (Get Smart, The Devil … Continue reading

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Film Review — Beasts of the Southern Wild

There’s a contradiction at the heart of any attempt to review a film as serious as this. (And, believe me, this is serious stuff.) The reviewer marshals logic and objectivity to pick apart a work of art whose very task … Continue reading

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Tossing a biased coin — Part 2

If John has to select one of three alternatives, he tosses the coin in batches of three until he comes up with a mixed group. Here’s one way he can assign options to coin patterns. THH or HTT — Option … Continue reading

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Tossing a biased coin

Each Friday, the ever-entertaining Professor Richard Wiseman poses on his blog a problem for readers to solve. He posts the solution on Monday. (Wiseman is at the University of Hertfordshire in England, so watch out if you are several time … Continue reading

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Film Review — To Rome with Love

Coming as it does after his vastly superior Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen’s To Rome with Love has earned lots of downed thumbs. But the laughs and surprises in this patchwork of stories make it worth a viewing in spite … Continue reading

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