Monthly Archives: October 2005

The length of actors’ careers brings about its own surrealism. Saruman telling Jim Hacker that he is the weakest link, for example – I had turned on the TV at random and caught part of the execrable ‘Devil Rides Out’…. … Continue reading

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Anger and Sorrow

First, another review.

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Movies I see so you don’t have to

Some movies get such bad reviews that you go to see them partly from fascinated masochism, and partly because of the things that they thought would make you go and see them when the project was first thought of. I … Continue reading

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Well, of course, as expert I should have seen all of them…

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I find it oddly appropriate that Saddam’s approach to his trial is to refuse to recognize its authority to try him, and to claim still to be President of Iraq. This is, of course, in essence the approach taken by … Continue reading

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Sometimes I despair of the current crop of professional movie critics. Apart from their inability to parse sf and fantasy, there is their entire cluelessness about sex. This is actually worse, because it so often masquerades as pretending to be … Continue reading

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Another review

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