TV round-up 2011 part 1

Television: Half-Year Report Card Part 1


As I did for my cinema habits of the first half of 2011, I’m jotting down a few notes on the various television programmes of interest that have passed my eyes. I’ve been watching a lot of dramas on the BBC (after they got a money infusion just before the stupid coalition government took it all away), but there’s a…

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Six-Month Report Card Part Two


In which I complete the cataloguing of my cinematic experiences for the past six months. Submarine A superb directorial debut from Richard Ayoade (Moss from The IT Crowd), adapting a coming-of-age novel set in Wales (in the recent past). Quirky, funny, moving, cinematic, individual, stylish, charming – Ayoade does a great job, with an interesting soundtrack (from Alex Turner) and…

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Cinema Six-Month Report Card Part One


Despite not blogging regularly at all this past year (after a productive year in 2010) for various reasons, I have still been going to the cinema on a regular basis. I’ve reviewed a couple of the films I’ve seen, but the rest have been ignored, not even mentioned on Twitter. Therefore, to catch up and document somewhere the films I’ve…

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Book: Have You Seen…? By David Thomson


I am under no illusion that my writing about film is worth reading to anyone apart from me, but I still like capturing my thoughts about films. However, after reading the writing about film of David Thomson, my feelings of inadequacy have multiplied a million-fold and I never want to write about film, or anything else, ever again (which is…

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