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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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Guilty v Forgiveness – It Depends #filmreview #canyoueverforgiveme?

There are stories you know well that get remade countless times on screen – D-Day, for instance – and which are inevitably based on character development, on finding an angle to explore. Often these get bogged down in their own … Continue reading

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Being Dick #filmreview #vice

When it came to politics my old man and I didn’t agree on a lot: getting rid of the death penalty was a good thing; voting on party lines was morally vacuous; and beware conviction politicians because they will inevitably … Continue reading

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When You Know The Plot Only The Characters Are Left #filmreview #maryqueenofscots

There are some historical tales that have been fairly beaten to death, the world wars to take two examples. The destructive disintegration of the relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Mary of Scotland is another. So the writer director … Continue reading

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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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