Tag Archives: film review

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

Posted in Film, review | Tagged , | 19 Comments

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

Posted in Film, miscellany, review | Tagged , | 9 Comments

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

Posted in dogs, Film, gardens, miscellany, review | Tagged , , , | 21 Comments

When Is An Ending Not An Ending #review #film #firstreformed

When I began writing my first novel, a lot of emphasis was placed on the opening – did it draw the reader in, was it flabby, lightweight? I’m not I’ve ever managed to get my beginnings just so and I … Continue reading

Posted in Film, review | Tagged , , | 30 Comments

Isle Of Dogs #filmreview

Everyone who reads this blog know I have an ongoing love interface with Dog. We get each other. When our local picture house announced their first dog friendly screening of the new Wes Anderson film, Isle Of Dogs, I couldn’t … Continue reading

Posted in dogs, Film, miscellany, review | Tagged , , , , | 45 Comments

Plasticine Rocks #earlyman #filmreview

I’m not entirely sure when I first saw Wallace and Gromit in action, but I do know it was in The Wrong Trousers. Since then I’ve marvelled at the skill of stop motion animation, the storylines and the in-jokes, adopted … Continue reading

Posted in Film, review | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

It’s All In The Post #thepost #filmreview

I remember well All The Presidents Men. Redford and Hoffman, of course but also Jason Robards as Ben Bradlee the fearsome editor of the Washington Post. What distinguished it was the tension that the story telling generated even though we … Continue reading

Posted in Film, review | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments