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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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Uncut? Maybe. But A Gem? #uncutgems #filmreview

What’s the similarity between Adam Sandler and a large gemstone? They both cost a lot to get but leave you wondering why. Uncut Gems is a simple idea. Dealer in gems, Howard (Sandler) acquires a stunning opal from an Ethiopian … Continue reading

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Mud And Cherry Blossom #filmreview #1917

I suppose there have been one million films about the First World War, covering the battles, the human cost, the losses, the stupidity, the heroism and everything in between. So why would Sam Mendes, brilliant director as he is, think … Continue reading

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Seven Sisters #theatre #film #review

When I was a youngster you’d be hard pressed to find me reading what back in the sixties were considered ‘girls’ books. Mallory Towers, that sort of thing. And especially something like Little Women. I vaguely knew the plot but, … Continue reading

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A Rabbit Caught In Several Headlights #filmreview #jojorabbit

I realise I hate trailers. They’re either utterly useless, pick out the only good bits and leave you gnawing your seat with frustration when you realise you’ve been had or, as with Jojo Rabbit, leave you expecting one film only … Continue reading

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The Day Shall Come, The Last Tree – It’s All About The Endings #filmreview

I’ve seen two films in the last week: The Last Tree and The Day Shall Come. Both had decent reviews. One, The Day Shall Come is directed by Chris Morris who did The Four Lions which was very funny and … Continue reading

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History, Mythology And All Other Destinations #film #review #Aladdin

Never go back, they say. Don’t re-read that favourite book, or visit your old home. It’ll be disappointing. It goes for film, of course. Not all but quite a few to make the cliche work for its living, at the … Continue reading

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Feelgood, Think Slow #filmreview #fishermansfriend

When the Life of Brian first came out it was accompanied by a cartoon short from Terry Gilliam’s stable and a mickey take of the Travelogue genre that, but for John Cleese voicing the commentary, felt like the sort of … Continue reading

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All I Never Wanted To Know About Wrestling #filmreview #fightingwithmyfamily

Many moons ago, when the Lawyer was seven or so he took a shine to wrestling. Not the black and white, saggy pants variety that ITV showed on a  Saturday afternoon involving luminaries such as Mick McManus and Giant Haystacks. … Continue reading

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