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The story of a strange old man who wants to do nothing more than grow tomatoes in peace is just one in a long line of kids’ films with vegetarian messages at their centre
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Delta Airlines removing all the kisses from Carol is just the latest example of the arbitrary censorship lesbians have always been subject to.
The director of Wiener-Dog is like Woody Allen's even-more-despairing kid brother – and I don't just mean in his looks.
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