Category Archives: review

‘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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It or not to It #film review

We have a rule about films. No 18 certificates unless there’s a really compelling reason. Which is a little limiting but workable. So when the Textiliste is invited to a girl’s night out at Spinach, a newish veggie restaurant opposite … Continue reading

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My Cousin Rachel #filmreview

When I first met the Textiliste, back at university, one thing that stood out was how well read she was and I wasn’t. To try and impress, or may be just to avoid looking ignorant I scoured her shelf in … Continue reading

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