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  • The Possibilities Are Endless

    The Possibilities Are Endless

    ★★★½

    A rather ponderous exploration of musician Edwyn Collins's recovery from a stroke which left him with speech, cognitive and memory problems in 2005.

    I appreciate that the weird music, blank screens and off-kilter filming is meant to evoke the confusion from a brain injury, but this could have been better and sharper at half the length and less of the tricks, and still have the same effect.

    Collins has now resumed his solo career but as this film illustrates, he…

  • Tom and Jerry Santa's Little Helpers

    Tom and Jerry Santa's Little Helpers

    ★★

    This is an OK festive animation, but it isn't the Tom and Jerry we know and love from their anarchic appearances in Hanna/Barbera days.

    A one-time watch, and although it is family-friendly, it is a bit too sanitised for my tastes.

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  • A Single Man

    A Single Man

    ★★★★

    This bittersweet film gets another star on a rewatch. It's Colin Firth's best performance in years as stuffy professor George Falconer ('it takes a long time to become George'), who suddenly finds himself bereaved by the sudden death of his partner Jim in a car accident, and finds it difficult to cope until he decides he needs to make a momentous decision.

    This being the 1960s he cannot talk openly about it, or even grieve, nor can he seek a…

  • Licence to Kill

    Licence to Kill

    ★★★★½

    One of my favourite Bond films, this one shook off the Moore-era humour and instead had something far more violent and realistic.

    Carey Lowell is a wonderfully sparky girl associate for 007, even if Talisa Soto is a bit of a drip. The basic premise of this one is that Bond goes solo and rogue after witnessing the murder of his friend Felix Leiter's bride on her wedding day, and the mutilation of Leiter.

    The bad guys are an international…