Category Archives: review

Looking Forwards, Looking… #cinema #TheFather

I can still remember my first trip to the cinema. The Astoria in Purley. A double bill of East of Eden and HG Wells’ First Men In The Moon. We only went because my brother wanted to, having read the … Continue reading

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Wandering, Lost, Wondering #nomadsland #filmreview

Cinemas opened again this week. I have yet to brave my local, but I will. There’s something special about the lights dimming, the booming sound, the egregious crunch of the popcorn nazis two rows in front and the bemusing adverts … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day… Again #filmreview

We’re not quite back to going to the cinema and I’m looking forward to it. I hope it’ll feel like I’ve not been away, just the usual rush because I always get there late, the interminable adverts that I hoped … Continue reading

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Careless? #filmreview #Icarealot

At my 60th birthday my son said a few words. It was touching and a little chilling. ‘Dad,’ he said, ‘when you’re old and grey I will be there for you… but as soon as you start dribbling into the … Continue reading

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My Year-End Search For Wisdom in Verse…

Today I received notification of a rather splendid review of my recently published book of poetry by Ro Newton who lives ‘down under’. I hope you enjoy her rambles and kind words as I did.

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What Is The Point? #films #politics #thetrielofthechicagoseven

Sadly one of many Christmas traditions that Auntie Rona Virus has consigned to the bin is the post Christmas day trip to the cinema. So it’s Netflix or nothing. No, that’s not true. While I indulged my latent passion for … Continue reading

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Papal Bull? #twopopes #filmreview

Back on the sofa, and another film that slipped through the Le Pard net during the old days of cinema visits. Dog chose a different lap to dribble into while one of our aged cats gave my lap the once … Continue reading

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Neighbourliness Dressed Up As Wisdom #filmreview #abeautifuldayintheneighbourhood

Watching a recent film on my sofa with Dog’s muzzle leaving an embarrassing stain on my lap, I wondered if the mellowness of being in my safe space might change the way I see film. Make me softer, more forgiving? … Continue reading

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If Parasite Was Half As Nice (with apologises to Amen Corner) #filmreview #parasite

There’s been a lot of chittery-chatter around this Oscar hoover of a film. It knocked the much liked 1917 out of the running so did it justify the eulogising vaunted on it? Well, yes it’s an enjoyable movie. The story … Continue reading

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What The Dickens #film #review #davidcopperfield

Confession no. 1 I like Armando Iannucci’s work, especially the Death of Stalin which shouldn’t be funny but was. The Thick of It grew on me too, once Malcolm Tucker’s gratuitous yet oddly twee swearing became just part of the … Continue reading

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