Category Archives: Film review

Hereditary – a review

Choosing a film depends a lot on one’s mood on the day. I glimpse at headlines as a kind of insurance that the choice of film I want to see will be half-decent at worst and I won’t feel cheated … Continue reading

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Jurassic World – a review

On my first visit to a Hollywood studio to pitch a project the executives were sufficiently impressed with the computer requirements in one project to have an employee show me around the premises and meet staff. One of the places I … Continue reading

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Revenge – a review

The creator of this exploitation movie, a woman, is asking us to think seriously about the pornography of sex but is she asking us to think about the pornography of violence? I’m not so sure. I hae ma doots. The film … Continue reading

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A Quiet Place – a review

Horror films are not my cup of blood. None have the depth of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – The Modern Prometheus. Then again, most are not based on pioneering novels. Those from Hollywood are fixated on screaming teenagers, either stalking, chasing, torturing or … Continue reading

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Isle of Dogs – a review

This latest animated offering, Isle of Dogs – named after the island in the Thames – comes from the wild imagination of Wes Anderson. It’s a visual feast but a dogs dinner of a plot. There is something studenty about … Continue reading

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Never Really Here – a review

With accusations of invisible Russian assassins in the air it’s something of a coincidence we have one in the cinema, but he uses nothing more sophisticated than a blunt hammer and no sickle to the skull to do his dirty work. To … Continue reading

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Mudbound – a review

Mudbound had such a short, limited release in Scotland and England that I didn’t bother to publish a review judging it too late to be of any use, but then I noticed it had been nominated for Oscars. That usually means … Continue reading

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