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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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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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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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Never Let Me Go

11°C Sun CK:44 miles. From the same writer who gave us Remains Of The Day, this is a sad but beautifully shot film with a rather forgettable name. For me, the film stood out for the feeling of inevitable doom, … Continue reading

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The Artist

3°C, light cloud. light wind Film: The Artist. A lot of people will be put off going to see this film. It’s black & white, barely any sound, and it’s a homage to pre-talkie cinema and worst of all, it’s … Continue reading

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Animal Kingdom

14°C, grey sky. Film: Animal Kingdom. Review. It had all the tension of a David Lynch film, I was gripped and genuinely anxious about what would happen next. The film contained violence but didn’t indulge in a butcherfest as some … Continue reading

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Helen

12°C, rain; Film: Helen, An enigmatic film about the disappearance of a young girl. Shot with full use of wide-screen format, Tarkovsky’s reach has made it here, but with vivid colour and contemporary 20thC townscapes. The dialogue is measure, understated … Continue reading

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