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The Revenant

The utter domination of the male gaze over Hollywood. This film is a convulsion of violence embedded in great natural beauty and accurately portrays the birth of a nation. The great struggle for money, life and space is played out … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs

Lazy thought that saves me burbling : I agree verbatim with Peter Bradshaw’s review in The Grauniad, even though I despair of their copy editors: Levis will NEVER have an apostrophe. My one caveat is that this is still a … Continue reading

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Brooklyn 

Don’t see it for the yards of extras, frocks, endless 50s vehicles chugging through frame. See it for the way we linger on Saoirse Ronan’s face, exploring the meanings, depths and dilemmas between the lines. A terrific film which does … Continue reading

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The Lobster

I tried hard to dislike this film for being pretentious and a pale imitation of my hero Luis Bunuel but… the twisted sad logic continues to echo. Unimaginative but if I failed the film’s central premise of finding love, I’d … Continue reading

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Irrational Man

Perhaps Woody should leave the ideas scribbled on yellow notepads locked in the drawer. This isn’t even A Level philosophy. It’s a blunt mind in search of a sharpener. Still, like the sucker I  am for anything with his name … Continue reading

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The lie that is five stars 

My regular go-to critics are Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian and Nigel Andrews in the FT. But I’m losing faith. The following quite disparate films are all given five stars or thereabouts: MISTRESS AMERICA, THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, … Continue reading

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Low Expectations 

Where have all our expectations gone?  MR HOLMES, yet another spin on a rehash on a tired story is merely adequate. The film that took the biggest box office ever in its opening weekend, JURASSIC WORLD is also another spin … Continue reading

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