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Film reviews, book reviews, TV reviews and general fangirling
Film reviews, book reviews, TV reviews and general fangirling

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Film review: The Lobster (2015), directed by Yorgos Lanthimos tl;dr: WTF? Sooooo imagine a world where couples are the norm. Not just the norm … more like the law. You have to have a partner, and if you don’t, you go to a hotel where you have 30 days to…

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Film review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), directed by David Yates tl;dr: It’s fun and all, but umm … (Setting the general scene, but without giving away the actual plot.) We start off setting the scene with some newspaper articles about…

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Film review: A New York Winter’s Tale or Winter’s Tale (2014), directed by Akiva Goldsman tl;dr: I can’t believe it’s not better. Based on a 1983 novel by Mark Helprin Winter’s Tale (released in the UK as A New York Winter’s Tale) is a romantic fantasy…

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Film review: Doctor Strange (2016), directed by Scott Derrickson tl;dr: This might give you motion sickness, and American Cumberbatch is weird, but Marvel films still rock. Dr Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch with an American accent, which feels very…

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TV series review: Cold Feet – Series 6 (ITV, 2016) Remember back in the late 1990s/early 2000s, there was this magnificent British TV comedy drama set in Manchester and was about three couples/six friends and their lives? (Even Richard Armitage featured –…

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TV series review: The Living and the Dead (2016), directed by Alice Troughton and Samuel Donovan Do not cross the hayfield, the hayfield, the hayfield … tl;dr: Spirits, scenery porn, haunting folk music, period drama, wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff, I…

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Things worth coming out of blogging hibernation for: Sky’s Friday night lighthearted adventure series Hooten & The Lady, which I’m enjoying tremendously – so it’s bound to get a series two only to never be renewed for a series three (see also: Starlings,…

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Orson Welles's Last Movie by Josh Karp

Book review: Orson Welles’s Last Movie by Josh Karp (St. Martin’s Press, 2015) In the summer of 1970 legendary but self-destructive director Orson Welles returned to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe and decided it was time to make a…

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TV film review: Lady Chatterley’s Lover (2015), adapted and directed by Jed Mercurio Tl;dr: Okay, but WTF have they done to the book? While I have a sort of love-hate thing going on with DH Lawrence, I do like Lady Chatterley’s Lover and have read it a…
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