Category Archives: Film

Godfather Wisdom for everyone

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Film Review: Bullet Train (Brad Pitt) (2022)

If you work very hard it’s possible to find out what’s happening but it probably isn’t worth the effort. This gore-fest has a body count going into three figures. Being set in Japan there are more than the usual gun … Continue reading

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The Godfather’s Diplomatic Advice

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Film Review: Elvis (Austin Butler and Tom Hanks) (2022)

At 2 hours 40 this film had to be brilliant, otherwise it would have been a nasty self-indulgent mess. Director Baz Luhrmann is notorious for long films, which can be flabby. This isn’t one of them. 2 hours 40 wasn’t … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Godfather (1972) (Marlon Brando and Al Pacino)

This is the 50th anniversary of the Godfather. Needless to relate I saw it in 1972 along with millions of others. I was thrilled at the announcement of its re-release. But my local multiplex only allocated three nights. And there … Continue reading

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Film Review: Scarface (Al Pacino) (1983) (Netflix)

This is one of the few pre-1990 films on NetFlix, which guarantees it’s brilliance. Tony Montano (Pacino) is a Cuban gangster and assassin. He’s a beneficiary of Fidel Castro’s cynical ploy to empty Cuban jails and send them to the … Continue reading

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‘Greed is Good’ Speech

“The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed … Continue reading

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James Bond and Friend

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Film Review: East is East (Channel 4 catch-up) (1999)

This film is so brilliant it’s hard to know where to begin. Humour It’s a northern film (Salford) replete with hard hitting wit. There are no ‘no-go’ areas. The film is set in appalling housing with seven children and two … Continue reading

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A Woody Allen Quip

Interviewer: What do you think people will say about you in a hundred years? Woody Allen: He looks very good for his age.

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