Blog No147 Look……On Chesil Beach is, in tone, visuals and tempo, the polar opposite of the monolith, fantasy-adventures that currently dominate our viewing pleasures. This depiction of burgeoning love, youthful insecurities and the nervous horrors of (gulp) fornication could (and will) be described as bovine-like; slow dull and plodding. And that would be fair. But
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Blog No 145 Look……where to start? The thing is, the glory of the first episode was the glorious surprise of the irreverence displayed to the vast percentage of the comic book hero back catalogue (whatever the universe of origin). Deadpool was different; it was crass, rude and wholly disrespectful. It lacked any sense of nobility,
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Blog No144 Look……I going to get straight off the fence here. I really enjoyed The Leisure Seeker. All very predictable though it was, I was in the right mood, was sympathetic towards the 2 main protagonists and felt engaged throughout. And as a consequence, I had a very pleasant couple of hours (including trailers) in
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Blog No143 Look……well, that was an odd one. Because, even after an unanticipated need to think about it for a while, I have no idea what the makers of I Feel Pretty actual meant to achieve other that generate an easy buck or two. And my resultant overwhelming feeling is one of missed opportunity. I
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Blog No142 Look……I saw it. I went. I sat throughout. And I left. And then went for a few beers. Not necessarily because of any cinematic need to steady my nerves or uplift any sagging spirits. More the fact that it was a Thursday and I routinely feed my innately sylph-like, but beer fuelled body
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Blog No141 Look……there are 2 starts to the following wise words of wit and wisdom. Start No1. I went to the pictures to see a popcorn flicker about a legendary monstrously huge beast (that will be Dwayne Johnson then) talking to a gorilla and protecting mankind from other even more monstrously huge beasts. What did
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Blog No140 Look……a family live in the woods. They live in near silence. Noise will attract a swift fall from this moral coil. Well, that’s something to build upon. Expectations were simmering. And……there are many positives to highlight in respect of, ‘it’s not a horror, it’s a suspense-thriller’, A Quiet Place. I’ll come to them
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Blog No139 Look……I cannot deny that I was really looking forward to Wes Anderson’s latest piece of art, Isle of Dogs; a Japanese inspired, animal animation, canine cartoon. {OK, it’s not a cartoon, but you get the idea.} My expectations were ear prickingly high. My tail was, figuratively, wagging with the anticipation of a footballer’s
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