Category Archives: Film

Money, money everywhere and not a drop to spend #filmreview #allthemoneyintheworld

How much money is enough? It’s a question posed of John Paul Getty by his security consultant, Fletcher Chase. More than this, came the answer from the man who was assessed to be the richest in the world at the … Continue reading

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Film Buffery #wonder #thelastjedi

Christmas is the time for gifts and surprises and peace on earth and all that. It’s also when traditions are dusted off, the bulbs are checked and given an airing. In our house we play charades at some point, watch … Continue reading

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‘And if you don’t like that history, I’ve another ten you can try’ #filmreview #deathofstalin

It is said that during Stalin’s reign, if he gave a speech the audience had to applaud enthusiastically and keep on applauding; if you stopped first the police would identify you and you would be suitably punished. In theory I … Continue reading

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What A Web #filmreview #theparty

I suppose we have all been to parties where the combination of booze and guests who aren’t the best of friends creates an unexpected tension. In my world it tends to be divorced or separated couples who are both friends … Continue reading

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Tread warily – Sequel about #filmreview #bladerunner2049

I never did see Blade Runner when it first came out in 1982. I wasn’t big on sci-fi and this didn’t really hit the critical sweet spot at the time. It became a cult and then a classic with more … Continue reading

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The F***You Up #filmreview #goodbyechristopherrobin

You wonder at some people. I enjoyed Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy so, as a sort of instinct I thought only good of the man. Then, a few days ago he was interviewed in a National Sunday, dissing Winnie … Continue reading

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When Is It Ok To Laugh #filmreview #victoriaandabdul

There’s a programme over here, on Channel 4, called the Last Leg that came out of the Paralympics in 2012. Hosted by an Ozzie it has two of its three presenters who have significant disabilities. They run this live twitter … Continue reading

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