Category Archives: Film

Film Review: American Factory (Netflix) (2019)

This brilliant documentary won the 2020 Oscar. Unfortunately it’s only on Netflix. If you want to see it sign up for a months free trial and then cancel. The 2008 banking crisis consumed GM’s factory in Ohio. A few years … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Irishman ~ (Robert de Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci) (2019)

Robert de Niro and Martin Scorsese have had a long, profitable and illustrious career together. Their latest film, The Irishman, is astonishing. Although I dislike gimmick laden films this one is different. Here the gimmicks are central to the purpose … Continue reading

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Film Review: Souvenir (Tom Burke and Honor Swinton Byrne) (2019)

If you’re bored with franchise CGI films, find ‘Look at me Mum, I’m brave’ documentaries tedious, dislike political satire, hate ethnic films, or reading a novel whilst watching a film – reading at the cinema?- then Souvenir is for you. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Gentlemen (Michael McConaugh and Hugh Grant) (2020)

Recently I saw The Irishman, which has been lauded as yet another example of Scorsese’s genius. Where does this leave Guy Ritchie? It’s easy to mock Ritchie’s so-called ‘geezer’ movies. The infamous role he gave to Vinnie Jones in Lock, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Yesterday (Himesh Patel and Lily James)

This was advertised on the side of buses as ‘The feel good film of the summer’. This normally means that you should park your brains in a foyer locker on the way in. And that would be a good tactic … Continue reading

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Film Review: Maradona (director – Asif Kapadia)

Diego Maradona’s reputation, as a footballer, has survived the decades since retirement. His reputation has also survived revelations about his criminal and sleazy life-style whilst in Naples, which is remarkable testament to his genius. This documentary enhances Maradona’s reputation notwithstanding … Continue reading

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Carry on Doctor (1967)

Patient: “Nurse, I dreamt about you last night.” Nurse: “Did you?” Patient: “No, you wouldn’t let me.” [Patient: Bernard Bresslaw ~ Nurse: Anita Harris]

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Film review: Toy Story 4 (Tim Allen and Annie Potts)

The least said, the better. Chris PS This isn’t the general opinion. US box office = $237M in ten days; UK box office = £26.9M

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Film Review: Rocketman (Taron Egerton and Jamie Bell)

Unlike the review cited below1 I consider this biopic in terms of what we’re missing today. Obviously Rocketman is trite depending on a sing-a-long narrative. The recurring thread is Elton in an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting coupled with flash backs. This … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stan and Ollie (Steve Coogan and John C Reilly)

This film resonated on so many levels that it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly why I was bowled over. The final scene in Ireland showed the debt that Morecambe and Wise owed to them but there was so much more. The … Continue reading

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