Category Archives: Film & cinema

Hanna, 2011

Film, Hanna, 2011 Hanna, brought up to be an assassin, leads in this road movie. Most of the introduction you need has been said elsewhere. This film has been out for years so you can find reviews out there. Saorise Ronan’s … Continue reading

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Chernobyl Diaries

Sat. 18°C, Film- Chernobyl Diaries; a shock-horror film set in Pripyat, Ukraine. As you know, it’s the site of the Chernobyl disaster in the 1980s. The film makers have exploited the eerie atmosphere of that abandoned city and joined the … Continue reading

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Film: Let Me In.

16C heavy rain. Let Me In: is the American re-make of Let The Right One in. I was expecting worse, based on others’ opinions. My view is that if you’d seen the Swedish original first, then you are likely to … Continue reading

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Life Of Pi.

10C, some rain. Cycle- Distance: 50.20mi, time: 03:40:21, speed: 13.67mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/446467589 Pretty low speed ride, but my back is so stiff. This time of year, many cafes are closed. Some don’t open until February. Film- Life Of Pi. A film … Continue reading

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Hurry, rest, there isn’t much time.

16ºC, sunny with wind. Big storm coming: Sunday night, gales, Monday heavy rain. Film: Sightseers. Serial killer goes on holiday in a caravan. This is like Mike Leigh with casual murder. Beautifully shot and rendered on Bluray. And funny too. … Continue reading

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Film: Lebanon

3°C, light rain. Film: Lebanon, set entirely within a tank during the 1982 war. In many ways it reminded me of Das Boot. A small number of men encased in a steel shell, dripping with oil and dirty water. Some … Continue reading

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A film for my birthday.

7°C, sun became rain later. Heavy. From now, get used to the idea that I’m forty-eight years old. Film: Amour. Not everybody’s choice of film on a thoroughly middle-aged birthday, a film about old age and death. It is rightly … Continue reading

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Silver woods

9°C, clear. Restful: took a restful day. Body said I had to, so dutifully… Took Rosie to a wood new to us. On a low hilltop near a tall TV transmitter. Initially there is a coniferous wood. But further in … Continue reading

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Caravaggio

14°C, sunny bits & windy Film: Carravagio by Derek Jarman. A good film has the ability to occupy your thoughts for the next day, or even days after that. Carravagio had some good ingredients- the cinematography was matched to the … Continue reading

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New wheels and the Hereafter

8°C, drier but still chilly. Film: Hereafter; Clint Eastwood directed with Matt Damon in the lead role. It’s a Hollywood story which runs along nicely. The lead character has psychic powers which are “a curse not a gift”. That theme is … Continue reading

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