Category Archives: review

Telling Tales #stories #nationaltheatre #review

I’ve been suffering with a tooth issue which recently has been bugging me. And as with most aches in my life it emanated from the school of the absurd. I damaged my tooth biting on a baked potato skin. 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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Pack Of Lies #theatre #review

When I was a child – in the 1960s – the world was a fairly easy to understand place. Food appeared without effort, Mum was tough, Dad fun, Brother horrid, Gran and Nana kind and chocolaty and our dog huge … Continue reading

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The Wife #filmreview

The title was a bit off putting – it rather gave the game away – as was the blurb. The cast had a lot of quality – Jonathan Pryce, Glenn Close and Christian Slater – but this whole put upon … Continue reading

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I Object

One of the joys of being a teenager in the 1970s was the plethora of magazines. No, not those sort of magazines, though I did have ‘friends’ who read a few of the ‘top shelf’ variety. One magazine I did … Continue reading

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