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Sir, – In the Great Depression of the 1930s, Hollywood gave us the comedies of Preston Sturges and the musicals of Fred Astaire.

On Friday, your esteemed film critics give us reviews of films relating to lengthy incarceration in US prisons, anorexia, misogynistic cults and terminal illness.

Give us a break! – Yours, etc,


Dublin 6.

Sir, – Your film reviews are a must-read for me and Donald Clarke’s Movie Quiz is a treat.

Never mind the pubs. I miss the cinema! – Yours, etc,


Dublin 14.