And in addition to a new coat, I have a new watch (after a year of searching) so it's not all bad.
I saw Skyfall on Saturday. I could come up with a thesis about how it is ultimately a profoundly conservative film in which we are asked to agree that those who are in charge are de facto the best people to be in charge and it is wrong to question them, but I'll keep it short: I agreed with the Select Committee. This is not a film for people who get irritated by thinking "But why on earth did/n't they...". Yes, I know it's James Bond. The cinematography's quite decent, and the M plot was interesting - it was good to see them actually using the fact that they'd cast a woman and what that would mean for relationships in a workplace that is inevitably part of contemporary society, rather than being "gender neutral" by making her default male.