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  • Adele at the BBC

    Adele at the BBC 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Nov, 2015

    The BBC got a bit of a bad rap for over-promoting Spectre, the recent James Bond film, with Graham Norton chat show specials, items in the news bulletins and segments on The One Show. Grumbling Points of View bothering members of the licence fee paying public and sniffy commentators in the newspapers raised the question 'should the BBC really be doing this?' in a highly rhetorical manner which left no one in any doubt that they firmly believed that the…

  • The Grass Arena

    The Grass Arena 1992

    ★★★ Watched 26 Nov, 2015

    The Play's The Thing Project

    The release of Steven Spielberg's latest movie Bridge of Spies has brought about some of the most arrogant and ignorant statements I have ever heard from the director and its star Tom Hanks.

    Both statements refer to Mark Rylance.

    Hanks claims that Rylance is a name with a promising future ahead of him, which rather dumbly ignores everything Rylance has achieved thus far and clearly believes that the only success an actor could achieve is…

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  • Berberian Sound Studio

    Berberian Sound Studio 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Jan, 2013 11

    My word.

    What an amazing film.

    Firstly if you're a nerd for the aesthetics of film, you'll love it. The 70s setting, the Giallo references are all perfect that you don't think of it as a present day film set in the 70s, this could be a lost forgotten 70s film.

    Secondly, if you're a nerd for the mechanics of film, the technology, you'll REALLY love it.

    I belong in the former camp really but this film has really given…

  • A Field in England

    A Field in England 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 08 Jul, 2013 23

    Oh Wheatley you weird mad fucker. You're just not happy unless your audience is completely and utterly bemused are you? Just when you give us something we can all grasp easily and find palatable (albeit dark of course) in Sightseers, you go and throw up this one.

    Imagine if Michael Reeves took an LSD trip when making The Witchfinder General. Think of Peter Watkins Culloden or Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo's Winstanley on shrooms. Chuck in a liberal dose of…