Monthly Archives: January 2007

Venus

Peter O’Toole is Peter O’Toole, well he’s actually Maurice but you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise in this scarily autobiographical role. He is playing an ageing actor in his twilight years knocking on heavens door so to speak and … Continue reading

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From ‘out of sight’ by spiritualized

If I am good I could add years to my lifeI would rather add some life to my yearsLife is really what you make it they sayI can’t even make my mind up today                                                        J.Spaceman

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Keane

Firstly Damian Lewis is superb as William Keane I have never seen a portrayal of madness from someone who wasn’t actually mad. He twitches and cries and when not whispering to himself shouts out randomly. The film is him and … Continue reading

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Black Book

Verhoeven has had hits and misses ‘Starship Troopers’, ‘Robocop’ and ‘Basic Instinct’, Showgirls’ for an example of both. But Black Book is a definite hit. His first Dutch film in over twenty years see him in fine form and he … Continue reading

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Babel

A heartbreaking work of staggering genius is a book by David Eggers but that could easily describe the latest film from the directing/writing talents behind Amores perros and 21 grams. This unofficial third part in  a trilogy that looks at … Continue reading

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Student f*cking loans.

Apparently these people are supposed to help you, lend you cash while you study to better yourself and don’t ask for it back until you earn enough money. That’s nice of them isn’t it? It is unless there is a … Continue reading

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kids menu blues.

What is it with kid’s menus? Kids already have a pretty good life they have no bills, no mortgage, and no responsibilities they only have to turn up Monday to Friday from 9 till 3:30 and learn about stuff, compared … Continue reading

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