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The Revenant – Alejandro González Iñárritu

Tweet   The Revenant – Alejandro González Iñárritu Verisimilitude is not Art. The universal critical acclaim The Revenant is attracting, reflected by its 12 Oscar nominations is surpassed in absurdity only by the bewildering 10 nominations for Mad Max – Fury Road. That is beyond parody. The Revenant, if successful on the night will be […]

45 Years – Andrew Haig Patronising, Depressing Stereotypes

Tweet      45 Years – Andrew Haig  (Beware – semi-spoiler alert) “I think it needs a new ballcock”.  If there is a film that can survive giving space to this deathless line – 45 Years isn’t it.  In one if their periodic moments of collective lunacy, UK critics have unanimously awarded 5 stars […]

DOMINION – Poem Sousse

Tweet   DOMINION It is time, in all conscience Human conscience Not to pray. In God’s name deny Next world promises Man-made toxic lethal lies Of a Man-imagined paradise Heaven’s rivers in spate with hate run red with human blood Murderous metaphysics multiply Myriad-worded menus Without a scrap of food And blood for wine Sustain […]

Jurassic World – email to BBFC 26th June 2015

Tweet   Email to British Board of Film Censors – 26th June 2015 JURASSIC WORLD  –  Colin Trevorrow I have just watched a performance of this film in a crowded cinema at Cineworld Stevenage. I see around 3/4 movies a week and have written over 400 reviews at my blog www.zettelfilmreviews.co.uk and posted to the […]

Mr Turner – Mike Leigh Over-rated, over-praised

Tweet       Mr Turner – Mike Leigh Probably the most over-praised, over-rated film of the year. Despite a languidly and tediously long-drawn out 150 minutes, Mike Leigh manages virtually no insights, no illumination of Turner the artist or his Art. A clunking, almost unplayably self-conscious ‘literary’ script serves a misconceived effort to ‘recreate’ […]

Lord Melvyn Bragg – Q & A at Curzon for Sky Arts South Bank Originals

Tweet     Lord Melvyn Bragg – Q & A at Curzon for Sky Arts South Bank Originals We are used to hearing Melvyn, Lord Bragg, interviewing others. Over the 50 years or more of his presence on our screens and airwaves he has informed, educated, entertained and at times enthralled us by sharing the […]

Poem – ‘I’

Tweet    ‘I’ I am happy – and sad sometimes good and yes, sometimes bad I am who I am but have a duty to he who I might be I am tethered – yet free I am me I am loved – and love know unrest – but am still blessed I am curious […]

Another Spring – Poem

Tweet    Another Spring Age is like a non-returning Spring full of passion that will not be satisfied full of hope that will not be fulfilled full of love that will not be returned full of life that will not be survived And full of longing for another Summer, Autumn, Winter and yes, oh yes […]

The Amazing Spiderman 2 – second rate computer game without the interactivity

Tweet      The Amazing Spiderman 2 – Marc Webb   Dramatic tension, suspense depends on imperilment, uncertainty of outcomes. The flaw in the super-hero genre which this Spiderman suffers from more than most, is that because the impossible can be convincingly depicted, outcomes are either certain, therefore predictable; or unconvincingly plotted to tidy up […]

Thoughts On A Son’s 30th Birthday

Tweet    Thoughts On A Son’s 30th Birthday Our children are the best of us as theirs one day will be too their task is to surpass us ours to love them when they do Like sparks, then embers, adrift in a darkling sky we blaze, and burn, then glow a flame of life and […]

Pete Seeger: 1919 – 2014 RIP

Tweet      If I had a hammer Where Have all the flowers gone? We Shall Overcome   Pete Seeger A fine soul passed today returning to the earth he loved and graced He hammered out freedom He hammered out justice no guns just roses this gentle gentleman embraced We are the better for his […]

Philomena – Stephen Frears – Touching, moving – but where’s the anger?

Tweet    Philomena – Stephen Frears The real Philomena Lee was in the audience with her family when I saw this at the wonderful Rex Cinema in Berkhamsted. She took part in a question and answer session after the showing. She revealed herself to be intelligent, articulate, perceptive and wise. These qualities perhaps developed by […]

Blue Is The Warmest Colour – Over-hyped, over-long and under-sexed

Tweet  Blue Is The Warmest Colour – Abdellatif Kechiche Filming fictional sex is very much like filming fictional sport. It doesn’t work – because it is a contradiction in spirit. Nothing planned and scripted can ever, by definition, capture the immediacy of the drama of sport in which the unpredictability of outcome is the very [...]

Remember – Sunday 10/11/13

Tweet    Remember We owe a debt to those who risk and sometimes give their lives to protect us and we must discharge it But to celebrate with equal circumstance those who simply kill in our name corrupts true gallantry And when we know as sadly know we do that corrupting souls assassins makes we [...]

Captain Phillips – Paul Greengrass: Might is right….but…..

Tweet      Captain Phillips – Paul Greengrass Claustrophobic, tense, exciting, edge-of-the seat suspense. As you would expect of the Director of United 93 and the best two films in the Bourne franchise, Captain Phillips is brilliantly edited to give a sense of movement and pace one wouldn’t have thought possible confined on board a [...]

Disappointing Blue Jasmine – Woody Allen. Woody was, is and always will be more a Lubitsch than a Bergman

Tweet          Blue Jasmine – Woody Allen Woody Allen is blessed. He has a God-given gift. That gift is to make us laugh: with an articulate wit, incisive irony, and a delicious sense of the personal and metaphysical absurdity of life. Camus in drag. His gift as an artist, is not to [...]

Poem: After Wittgenstein – In the Beginning Was the Deed

Tweet  After Wittgenstein – In the Beginning Was the Deed Words alone have no meaning no sense so the proposition is meaningless too Meaning is the act of making sense meaning something in using words Possibilities of meaning are my choice through action of making sense with them Action is use I enter the world [...]

Handing On – Poem

Tweet    Handing On   Our children’s task is to surpass us Our task is to love them for it Mine have I do

Somewhere On The Earth Tonight – Poem

Tweet     Somewhere On The Earth Tonight Somewhere on the Earth tonight new life cries as its journey just begins elsewhere old life dies Somewhere on the Earth tonight someone kills stealing hopes and other ends obeying alien wills Somewhere on the Earth tonight hunger gnaws sapping life from children’s souls paying for our [...]

Leonard Cohen – O2 Arena Sept 16th 2013: the one-man genre triumphs

Tweet  Leonard Cohen – O2 Arena Sunday September 16th 2013 Songs of innocence and experience… and love: 3 hours with seven encores, every word he wrote himself; the one-man genre that is the extraordinary Leonard Cohen still had his delighted audience asking for more. Cohen is a Class Act: gracious and grateful both to his [...]

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