Category Archives: review

The Wrong Fight #colette #filmreview

When the Textiliste and I shared our first flat, we discovered the delights of Marks & Spencer’s ready meals. Precooked meals that you could reheat were hardly novel – Vesta curries had been around for a while – but these … Continue reading

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Favouritism – The New Black #filmreview #thefavourite

I sort of pride myself on knowing a bit about British History but I have to admit to a glaring hole between Cromwell’s Parliament and the Georges which encompasses Queen Anne. Ok, I know she died childless and had an … Continue reading

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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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Verse Or Worse

I blame Robbie Cheadle. Something she wrote anyway. You couldn’t blame Robbie per se. Far too nice. The thing is she started me thinking about poetry. My poetry. Writing prose is a joy but often writing poetry is hard. Really … Continue reading

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I’m Not Running #theatre #review

It’s a fine line to tread, as a playwright (or script writer generally), between penning a drama with a message and writing a polemic with ciphers and tropes galore. David Hare is, in my experience, a skilled craftperson who has … Continue reading

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