Category Archives: Bits

My ten favourite films of 2011

So here they are. In all but two cases, I also had some thoughts at the time – click on the titles for those. Happy new year. 1. Archipelago – Joanna Hogg’s exquisitely observed study of a family on holiday in the … Continue reading

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Pause

In about three hours I’ll be starting a PGCE – which, by all accounts, is not going to leave me with hoards of spare time in the months to come. So, whilst I hope to keep things going on this here blog … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Double

More of me elsewhere: I reviewed the slightly odd The Devil’s Double, a film chock-full of Dominic Cooper and which comes out tomorrow, over at HUH Magazine. It involved going to a swanky press screening and everything. You can read the result here: … Continue reading

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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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Helen

Remember back in February when I said I was going to buy and watch Helen on DVD? Well, I’m nothing if not a man of my word.  And when the lovely people at Permanent Plastic Helmet were recently kind enough to invite me … Continue reading

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Kermode reads me

So my career as a celebrity film critic has taken a significant step forwards, and I thought I should bring you up so speed. Here’s a clip of fellow reviewer Mark Kermode reading out my thoughts to the nation on BBC … Continue reading

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Who Killed Brown Owl?

Last night I went to a Q&A with Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor, who were presenting a series of shorts made over the past seven years, collectively called ‘Civic Life’. Theirs is an interesting type of ‘documentary’ filmmaking: entering a … Continue reading

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