Category Archives: Film review

1917 – a review

There is no avoiding it. In the face of five star glowing reports, this review of 1917 must bite the bullet, if I can put it that way. Sam Mendes’ latest effort as a co-writer-director amounts to a fail, from … Continue reading

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Rise of Skywalker – a review

For over thirty years, probably longer, the once considered Saturday afternoon children’s fair has dominated mainstream cinema to the detriment of adult movies. Kid’s films moved from cheap sets and worse acting to phenomenal blockbusters. The junk we were fed … Continue reading

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The Irishman – a review

If there is an aspect to The Irishman pundits and critics alike are talking about more than anything it’s the films three-and-a-half hour length. Yes, it is an indulgence, a mighty one, one many a master filmmaker falls prey to … Continue reading

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Monos – a review

‘Monos’ is Spanish for monkeys. That out of the way, the next thing to report is, critics who say a new talent has emerged in cinematic art are correct, even if it is Alejandro Landes’ third film. But whether he can learn … Continue reading

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Joker – a review

A “masterpiece” scream giant, in-your-face billboards in Edinburgh, white on black, night illuminated, ranks of 5 stars above newspaper titles. That’s pretty impressive, pretty bold, confident, but is it nothing more than Hollywood hyperbole? To cut to the summation: the acting and … Continue reading

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Pain and Glory – a review

This is one of those films that critics call a ‘personal’ work, meaning autobiographical. It contains scenes and relationships lifted from the filmmaker’s life woven into the story, some events are true, some fiction. I guess you could call it … Continue reading

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Rocketman – a review

To be honest; of new rock and pop talent I am the last to take notice for I’ve never been a fanatic follower. I’m a jazz and classics man, old and new compositions. That love issues from my background, brought … Continue reading

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