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Feted originally for its dark humour and Lynchian undertones, director Steven Shainberg’s S&M office romance Secretary is also an ingeniously wholesome affair. Detailing the fetishised power relations between sadistic lawyer Edward Grey (James Spader?effortlessly reptilian, and yet tender) and his self-mutilating assistant Lee Holloway (Maggie Gyllenhaal?mousy, and yet sassy), the movie rejects the po-faced S&M clich

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The Waterboys on Room To Roam’s legacy: “We were a lot wilder and more exciting than the record conveyed”

Riding high on the momentum of Fisherman’s Blues, in 1989 The Waterboys reconvened at their new spiritual home in Ireland to make the follow-up. Mike Scott’s plan to broaden the sound didn’t quite go to plan, but as a new box-set reveals, Room To Roam was far from a misfire
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