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The Fallen World: Mr Malick’s Garden

Everywhere and yet nowhere. Terence Malick haunts the world of  cinema like The Lord, Our Father, used to haunt us sinners’ lives.  He, The Lord I mean, is dead and gone now of course.  But Terry’s still with us at … Continue reading

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Blue Valentine

Tears.  Vales of tears.  Niagras of lonesome sorrow. Tears upon tears upon tears.  That’s what this film gives, it makes no apologies for it, and that’s what you should expect.  Why shouldn’t you?  You’re ‘hooked up’, aren’t you? I’ve seen it five … Continue reading

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The Social Network

Well, hi there! How did you come across little ol’ me?  Did you randomly find this flicking through the blogs?  Did a friend say, ‘Ignore this twat’, but your curiosity overcame you?  Or, by far the most likely, did you … Continue reading

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Fallout: New Vegas

Today,  I have spent the best part of six hours ‘playing’ the latest in the Fallout series: New Vegas. ‘Playing’ seems rather flippant.  In the course of today’s extravaganza I’ve been terrified, amused, frustrated, elated, and – throughout it all – utterly engaged. … Continue reading

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‘Animal Kingdom’

Animal Kingdom is a film about family; and crime; and, most importantly, Melbourne. I’ve lived in Melbourne for four years and I still can’t get a hold on it.  Is it beautiful?  Yes, on a sunny spring day, without doubt.  Is … Continue reading

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I’m still here

Today, Anne and I went to see Joaquin Phoenix’s new movie. By now, I would assume we all know it to be a hoax, a fraud, a satire, or whatever you want to call it. A great many of the … Continue reading

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Mystic River

Mystic River is a film.  It is also just that, a river which runs through Boston. Growing up in Glasgow, our river, the Clyde, was something you’d turn your back on; the city itself seemed to shun it.  Very few … Continue reading

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