Category Archives: Film Reviews

Double Delight

I’ve had a double delight of films this past week. Philomena starring Judi Dench is a marvellous film which unfolds in unexpected ways. Basically it is the story of an Irish Mother who searches for her long-lost son. I don’t … Continue reading

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Sunshine on Leith

Last of the Birthday treats with Son #1 and family was a take-in (Pizza) and a film on a big screen. I had been wanting to see Sunshine on Leith ever since the first reviews came out. I love The … Continue reading

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South Pacific

I first saw South Pacific when it was originally released around 1959. It followed on from the Rodgers & Hammerstein stage musical of the same name which first was staged in 1949. The other night it was decided that a … Continue reading

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Untouchable

Every once in a while a film comes around that leaves you with a smile. Untouchable, is one such film. ¬†It takes a bit more effort to concentrate on the English sub-titles, nonetheless very little is lost of the dark … Continue reading

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Change of pace

Oh how lazy I have been over the last few weeks. I seem to have been having a holiday from blogging…….. I could make all sorts of excuses about how it is harder to sit upright with my rapidly healing … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day catch up

The autumn has flown past in almost indecent haste; much of the time has been spent in helping Son #3 to move house. HBTW and myself are not as spry as we used to be, but we are pleased to … Continue reading

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Salmon Fishing where?

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen sounds totally bizarre. When the Librarian handed it to me saying, “You’ll like this,” I was rather dubious. ¬†However, the book turned out to be an unusual but fascinating tale of machinations amongst government departments … Continue reading

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A new way of looking at life

You only have to look at the cast to realise you are in for a treat; add in the location and cinematographic magic is assured. At least I thought so. There are different ways of looking at life, particularly in … Continue reading

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A Good Year

Sometimes – the only thing to do is to declare a romcom night with a good DVD and a nice cup of something soothing. It has been a hectic time over the last few weeks and having waved goodbye to … Continue reading

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The Tourist

Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie – must be a winner from the start. Add in the backdrop of Venice, with magnificent locations and wardrobe and it is difficult not to be impressed. The film is a sort of action/romcom with … Continue reading

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