Category Archives: Film review

Shoplifters – a review

Among the also-rans and drift plastic of so much Hollywood trash how pleasurable to bring reader’s attention to a five star film, the last of that ilk I reviewed ‘Son of Saul‘ the riveting study of Hitler’s death camp. I … Continue reading

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Outlaw King – a review

This exciting film is like a Bruegel canvas, so many interesting things happening at once for the eye to take in you hardly know what to concentrate upon. One unexpected but gratifying outcome of seeing this film and one easily predicable … Continue reading

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Widows – a review

This is the first film by Steve McQueen that doesn’t have Michael Fassbinder as its star, and five years since his Academy winning 12 Years a Slave. As I discovered, you’re only as good as your last film but you … Continue reading

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First Man – a review

Neil Armstrong was the first man to step onto our moon, on July 20, 1969, to be exact. He’s also the first man to screw up his historic lines as he stepped onto the moon. Armstrong is of Scottish descent. … Continue reading

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Clergy – a review

This is one hell of a savage movie, a full frontal attack on the Catholic Church, specifically an attack on the Catholic Church of Poland. In Poland the Catholic Church and the ruling political party have condemned it – the … Continue reading

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The Equaliser 2 – a review

This is a film that is both very good and very bad. Good bits are the photography, the acting, the special affects and the violent deaths. Oh, and a fine gale force storm in the last fifteen minutes. The bad … Continue reading

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BlacKKKlansman – a review

Well, this unusual subject is a very pleasant surprise. After the Cannes Festival premier I’d heard through the grapevine co-writer-director Spike Lee was ‘back on form’, but his film is a lot more than a personal success. The plot is based … Continue reading

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