November 21st, 2004

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History Boys

History Boys was excellent - simultaneously clever and touching.

Various professional reviewers sum it up rather well though in general they're more cool to Irwin (the young, showy supply teacher) than seems altogether warranted: although he advocates the glib and meretricious, it is throughout because that's what he believes is required to get ahead, not because he believes it is actually intrinsically valuable, or that there is nothing more.