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Pissed-off Toff thinks that it will be fun to review what he wants, when he wants, and how he wants (although always of course keeping a beady eye open for the risk of libel suits).

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The worst agony aunt ever?

Pissed-off Toff is infuriated by Mary Killen, The Spectator’s ubiquitous agony aunt. The high point of my week is the arrival of The Spectator every Friday morning. Like a greedy … Keep Reading

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The Day of the Jackal – a film review

On the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The Day of the Jackal, Pissed-off Toff reviews the film that ensued. When Frederick Forsyth wrote The Day of the Jackal back in 1970, … Keep Reading

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The Serpent – a review

Pissed-off Toff reviews The Serpent, a BBC mini-series which he enjoyed so much that he watched it all over again. Among my father’s various peculiarities was his inability to follow the … Keep Reading

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Cast Away: Is there a god?

Two viewings of a Tom Hanks film prompt Pissed-off Toff – more pissed-off than ever in this so-called ‘lockdown’ – to mull further over the most important question we face. … Keep Reading

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Pride and Prejudice revisited

Pissed-off Toff’s first offering for the year of Our Lord MMXXI is not a seething polemic about the present, but a backwards look at a lost past and an exploration … Keep Reading

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Benefits Britain – Apocalypse Now

Pissed-off Toff reviews a Channel 4 series on a social security system which now, more than ever, spells doom for Britain … The review that follows was going to be … Keep Reading

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Meghan Markle and the blow-job

Unable to further contemplate the suicide of his land of birth, Pissed-off Toff looks for distraction, and finds it in a little-known film starring Meghan Markle … If, in the pre-Covid … Keep Reading

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Parasite: a review

Pissed-off Toff reviews the award-winning film Parasite. Perhaps because it had won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2019 plus the BAFTA award this year for Best Foreign Film as well as … Keep Reading

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