Category Archives: Film

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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Film Review: Sorry to bother you (Lakieth Stanfield and Armie Hammer)

Black director Boots Riley has outshone Spike Lee’s BlackkKansman. Riley has simultaneously created a searing indictment of institutional and unconscious racism, a satire on telemarketing and a vicious attack on American capitalism. Cassius Green (Lakieth Stanfield) is a wonderful character. … Continue reading

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