Category Archives: Film

A Rhapsody In Gay #filmreview #bohemianrhapsody

Ok a spoiler. Bohemian Rhapsody contains a lot of Queen songs. If you like Queen’s music then that sound track is ace. Because of that, it’s hard to be critical of a film that does exactly what it says on … Continue reading

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First Man #filmreview

  I had an English teacher who mastered the ability to terrify through passivity. He would stand at the front of the class and stare into space. Gradually he would turn and look at you, his face betraying no emotion, … Continue reading

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The Wife #filmreview

The title was a bit off putting – it rather gave the game away – as was the blurb. The cast had a lot of quality – Jonathan Pryce, Glenn Close and Christian Slater – but this whole put upon … Continue reading

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The Children Act #filmreview

I’m ambivalent about Ian McEwan as an author – Chesil Beach, tick; Atonement, hand wobble; Amsterdam, get me outta here. So finding out The Children Act was by McEwan made me pause. But Emma Thompson was playing the lead, a … Continue reading

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When Is An Ending Not An Ending #review #film #firstreformed

When I began writing my first novel, a lot of emphasis was placed on the opening – did it draw the reader in, was it flabby, lightweight? I’m not I’ve ever managed to get my beginnings just so and I … Continue reading

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Of pies and prisoners #filmreview

When I first started work in a legal role, I was less than poorly paid. So much so I sold my bike to fund a holiday. Even then the best we could manage was a trip to the Channel Islands, … Continue reading

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Isle Of Dogs #filmreview

Everyone who reads this blog know I have an ongoing love interface with Dog. We get each other. When our local picture house announced their first dog friendly screening of the new Wes Anderson film, Isle Of Dogs, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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