Monthly Archives: July 2011

Haneke love

I need to get more into lists, I think. One man who’s got them down to a tee is David Harris, esteemed author of Chop’s Top Fives and (more importantly) Fulham fan. When he asked me to contribute, I took the opportunity … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is officially a cinema sensation, bringing a record-breaking £23.75m worth of people into the cinema during its first three days of UK release. By contrast, The Tree of Life, which some big noises … Continue reading

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The Tree of Life

Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life is a high-minded, high-concept, sincere and solemn film. It begins with what appears to be a ray of light and some choral music, then a fifteen-minute surge of words and images – boys playing, … Continue reading

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Last week a trailer appreared on the internet for a new adaptation of John Le Carré’s novel, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. It’s out in September and apparently features every single British actor you can think of. After you watch it, … Continue reading

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A Separation

Every so often a film comes along which reminds you of the power of simple, unfussy storytelling. A Separation, a drama about two families in Iran, doesn’t contain any clever camera angles or suggestive imagery; it doesn’t play with narrative form … Continue reading

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