Category Archives: Film review

Roma – a review

Roma is a black and white memory belonging to the distinguished writer-director Alfonso Cuarón’s childhood. It is set in the Mexico City of the tumultuous 1970s. He directs, writes and is also behind the camera framing every shot. There are … Continue reading

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The Mule – a review

If Clint Eastwood is a master of anything it has to be nurturing his image carefully decade by decade. Here he is at the end of his professional life playing a doddery old codger who gets on the wrong side … Continue reading

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Mary Queen of Scots – a review

This must be the first Scots historical drama in living memory in which big, bad bearded James Cosmo does not appear. There are lots of fresh Scot’s faces mostly with beards. Let me put aside for the moment the obvious core … Continue reading

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Stan & Ollie – a review

There is a saying that goes: the careers of all politicians end in failure. If true, then the same can be said of fine comedians; their careers usually end in sadness. I think of Billy Connolly in that way, Morecambe … Continue reading

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The Favourite – a review

This is one long delicious chocolate eclair of movie. I was disappointed it ended. I had been thoroughly entertained for its entire length. The production values are superb. The main protagonists are three women, two are cunning, dexterous. All three … Continue reading

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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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