Category Archives: film

For your consideration

If you are near a Borders the most recent clearance sale involves three cracking offers: the whole Of Vic Reeve’s Big Night OUt for £3.99.  Thrill to Les, What’s on the end of you stick Vic, and the rest. Five Days … Continue reading

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Football news

Like me you’ve probably watched Escape to Victory and marvelled at John Wark’s performance alongside Ossie and Pele.  So caught up in the fleeting glimpses of Ipswich Town stars (hang on there’s Russell Osman) and wondering how The Lawgiver from Battle for … Continue reading

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Stories you may have missed

In the – what? what? what? – stakes the news that they’re going to make a film of Monopoly passed me by – but the Beeb have thankfully linked to it from their big Monopoly story today. So, what other … Continue reading

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Failed TV to film spin-offs: Hancock

I must confess I’m very disappointed with Hancock – starring Will Smith as the Lad Himself.  With no Sid James equivalent it appears that this adapts the solo Hancock series (The Lift/Radio Ham/Bowmans/Blood Donor &c) but with none of the … Continue reading

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Listmania – The AFI top 10 US films

Revealed today the American Film Institute’s most recent list of top US films.The top 10  1 Citizen Kane (1941)2 The Godfather (1972)3 Casablanca (1942)4 Raging Bull (1980)5 Singin’ In The Rain (1952)6 Gone With The Wind (1939)7 Lawrence of Arabia … Continue reading

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We don’t want to do a depressing descent into the world of suicide

Via the estimable Rob Buckley news that a new adaptation of the Bell Jar is in the offing.  This version will be uplifting.  As an executive notes,  “Esther Greenwood has a strong outlook on life, and we’re really looking to bring … Continue reading

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Oscar and Mrs Windsor

Someone reassure me that I wasn’t the only person who, when Dame Helen accepted the award, felt sure that in the tribute to HMQEII Dame Helen would follow the words “I salute her courage” with “and her indefatigibility”.

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Remembrance of films past – The Double Life of Veronique

As a student the first film I went to see in the Filmhouse in Edinburgh was The Double Life of Veronique.  I was clad in trenchcoat, and had been soaked in the usual Edinburgh evening rain.   I’d never been in the … Continue reading

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