Category Archives: Film

Blue Eyes In An Ancient Land #filmreview #theoldman&thegun #robertredford

My mother loved his eyes. Robert Redford. The rest, meah, a bit too ‘pretty’ for her. She preferred a rugged film star to His Blondness. But put him together with Paul Newman and she could barely contain herself with her … Continue reading

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Never Go Back #filmreview #marypoppinsreturns

That title applies in many walks of life and the cinema is a prime example. How often are remakes or part twos a disappointment? One needs to be cautious about tainting a brand. It was with such thoughts that we … Continue reading

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Double Act/Double Take #StanandOllie #filmreview

Saturday morning pictures has gone the way of sweet cigarettes and plimsoles, consigned to a faux nostalgia that suggests they were better than what’s replaced them. The films shown were tired even then and hardly new. But in amongst the … Continue reading

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My Life In Film

The course of my life can be plotted in any number of ways: educational stages, jobs, friendships, family celebrations and so on. Today someone made me think about films and how the can pinpoint certain moments in one’s life. The … Continue reading

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Is It Magic Or Just Special Effects #review #book #film

As a child of a time when you could see the strings on the Thunderbird models – not that I did – I thought nothing of the stilted way Scott Tracey walked (our postman, Mr Pejorative walked with the same … Continue reading

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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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