“I’m only twelve,” said Ralph, “and I’m useless at lying. I’m no good at it.” (p127) “He’d have stuck with his namesake and Piggy. At least he hoped he would. He wasn’t very brave. But he’d have tried.” (270) Carlo Gébler’s The Innocent of Falkland Road is a coming of age tale set in […]Read more "The Innocent of Falkland Road"
Ida is an Oscar-nominated Polish film by Pawel Pawilowski. It is a beautifully-shot, haunting meditation on identity, spirituality and loneliness. I reviewed it last year in the run-up to the Oscars. Click on the photo to read the review. Bonus: I is also for Inception I have seen Inception several times, and I admire and […]Read more "I is for Ida"
Expect a lot of Mad Men-like cocktails, dapper suits, swinging jazz and sexism.Read more "The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Trailer Looks Like Fun"
The two women couldn’t be more different but this is not one of those awful movies where an odd couple go on a journey and each learns something about themselves from the other.Read more "Oscars 2015: Ida"
While the film is definitely a love story, it is also a nostalgic celebration of cracking Sunday roasts, homemade wine, real ale, cricket jumpers, herringbone jackets, lawn parties, and croquetRead more "All or Nothing"