Category Archives: Moving Pictures

Persona

Somewhat surprisingly, this was completely absorbing. I had the impression that Bergman would be a slog, but I was riveted from start to finish. There’s so much power in these two women. Although it’s not always clear exactly what is … Continue reading

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TAR

This was great — just so full of great scenes and much less straightforward than I’d expected. After just one watch I don’t really feel I have a handle on what this film is about or trying to say. But … Continue reading

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Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

The first two parts of this are eclipsed by the third – a tale of coming to terms with unspoken thoughts. Continue reading

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A Week In Late September

Disconnected thoughts – feeling stretched, Alvvays, Barbie and Bluesky. Continue reading

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Irma Vep Saves the Day

I had to bail on High Life but Irma Vep saved the day. Continue reading

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Hand in Hand

This was almost certainly unintended, but Shiv’s hand coldly placed on Tom’s as they drove away felt like a negative echo of Mr Darcy touching Ms Bennet’s as he helped her into her carriage.

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Halt

While savouring the Roy kids’ final few bouts of sniping and betrayal, I’ve been dipping into the final season of Halt and Catch Fire. I’m struck by the contrast. It builds so much warmth and love for the characters. You … Continue reading

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Succession – Spoiled Yet Unspoiled

Having been late to the Succession season 4 party I went into episode 3 knowing what would happen. While I’m sure I would have enjoyed it just a bit more if I had not, the episode was brilliant. It made … Continue reading

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That sweetens the memory

A lovely quote from Kogonada on the double dialog memories in After Yang. Continue reading

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