Film review: The name is “Widow, Black Widow…” Of Scarlet, James, Karl and Hugo…

Film review: Yeah, look, if you're looking for some relatively undemanding and competently made tosh, with a not-entirely-convincing feminist "sub"text (i.e. smacking-you-in-the-face-text), with some eye-candy and moments of levity, then Black Widow will fit the Bill - or, more aptly, the James. Scarlett Johansson climbs into her latex suit again (I have not seen her... Continue Reading →

Film review; Bag It

How many innocents lose their lives, In the gloss of the packaging? Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay, by the great British punk singer TV Smith. Bag It is a good documentary, in the vein of Roger and Me (where Michael Moore tried to get a face-to-face interview with a General Motors chairman), Supersize Me  (where a now-disgraced film-maker... Continue Reading →

Film Review: The Mummy

"The horror, the horror" said Kurtz.  He may have been talking about this film, which as a horror movie is a horror. Tom Cruise is some sort of US army Indiana Jones (I'd love to see his job description) who stumbles on a tomb in Iraq of an Egyptian naughty daddy-killing and inevitably not-quite-dead princess,... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Love and Friendship

Not a huge Austen fan (that says more about me than her, perhaps?) but there were quite a few laugh-out-loud moments in this film, based on a novella that wasn’t published until 50 years after she’d snuffed it  (there IS a novella of hers called Love and Friendship, but the film is based on another... Continue Reading →

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