Category Archives: Films

Bohemian Rhapsody – the film

I had been looking forwards to this. Queen were a great band, the reviews had been enthusiastic, but the experience of watching it fell short of my expectations.   The entire film felt contrived, a construct by Brian May and … Continue reading

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Gravity 3D- Vacuous in a a vacuum

Don’t believe the hype. I went to see this film wanting to enjoy it. I like space movies, think it is an underrepresented genre currently, and thought that a big budget with Clooney and Bullock would guarantee a worthwhile film. … Continue reading

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East of Sudan

Judging this film forty eight years after release requires some care. In 1964 it pandered to the escapism that cinema goers still relished, echoed days of colonial glory which were rapidly fading and offered a glimpse of the exotic before … Continue reading

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Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol

This is the fourth in the Mission Impossible series and it reboots the concept, rivalling the first instalment, and is far better than Missions Two and Three. The choice of Brad Bird as Director was risky, inspired, and has paid … Continue reading

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Get Him to the Greek

A dreadful unfunny mess for which Director Nicholas Stoller should take full responsibility . Russell Brand is a charismatic talent, Jonah Hill who plays opposite him as record company executive Aaron Green is not. The equal billing and screen time … Continue reading

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The Inbetweeners Movie

I should declare my interest as a huge fan of the television series which surely ranks as one of the best comedies in recent years. Its skill lies in the writing . Although it is set in the present, it … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

I thoroughly enjoyed the first Sherlock Holmes and approached this sequel with optimistic anticipation- only to be very disappointed. A budget that had doubled, multiple locations, and the confidence of a well received first instalment should have proved a solid … Continue reading

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