Category Archives: Film

Living, Maybe #filmreview

There are certain actors who seem to play themselves. Sean Connery was a top exponent of being Sean Connery even if he was the same as a suave British agent in Bond and a rough hewn US-Irish beat cop in … Continue reading

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Portending #filmreview #bansheesofinisherin

It’s been a while since we’ve been to the flix, or flicks, but we were drawn as much by the two lead actors, Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell. A deep black comedy, so the blurby stuff said. That often means … Continue reading

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Singing Whats? When the Crawdad Chorus Has Its Moment In The Sun #Film review

I almost didn’t go. The reviews were pretty meah. I’d not read the book, even though it had had strong reviews. Maybe it was one of those transitions to the screen that don’t work. And then the timing. The start … Continue reading

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If You Are Lonely… #filmreview

… build a robot. That, at least was Brian’s solution in the newly released British Comedy, Brian and Charles. Why do we nationalise comedy? Are we so different, or just arrogant that our comedy is somehow better, more comedic than, … Continue reading

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Week Nineteen: 2022

Theatre or cinema? Live or celluloid? I enjoy both but what separates one from the other is the quality of the enjoyment. And it might be the story, the acting, the setting or the company. And while I’ve been surprised … Continue reading

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Truth, Lies And The Stiffest Of Top Lips #filmreview #operationmincemeat

I’m never entirely sure who our favourite heroes are, when it comes to being British. After all most people seem to think the suavest of English heroes in one J Bond should be played by an unashamedly nationalistic Scot in … Continue reading

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The Past Is A Foreign Country #Belfast #filmreview

I was too young to understand the explosion of civil violence in Northern Ireland at the end of the 1960s but not so young that it didn’t soon register. But it didn’t seem relevant to my little life in rural … Continue reading

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Courting Ridicule #theduke #film

I often admire those who dig out the implausible stories from the recent past – recent being a relative concept and in my head refers to the period when I was alive – and then create a film from them … Continue reading

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No Time To Die? Well, How About Tomorrow? #cheese #cliche #jamesbond #filmreview

Warning: there are some plot spoilers, but nothing really big, and certainly nothing that gives the plot away (as you’ll understand if you read on) I was in Derbyshire with the parents of my daughter in law – we wondered … Continue reading

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In Limboland #Filmreview #limbo

In the 80s we fell in love with Scotland via a film Local Hero. It helped the sound track was by Dire Straits, a favourite ensemble of the time. It was a sort of Travelogue with oil. This week we … Continue reading

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