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2013 Film Awards

2013 Film Awards

My last posting for the year, so it is time for my annual awards! All in all a very good year, with something of note coming out nearly every week.…

All Is Lost Review

All Is Lost Review

JC Chandor’s debut feature film as a director was the brilliant Margin Call and the best thing about that film was the smart dialogue. Therefore, it is a surprise that…

A message from actor/director Paul Jerricho

A message from actor/director Paul Jerricho

I’m looking for a ‘space’ which might be suitable for putting on plays. There might be a barn/warehouse or the like sitting empty somewhere that you know of, which might…

Nebraska

Nebraska

Alexander Payne’s follow up to The Descendants is his third, and best, road movie (the others being About Schmidt and Sideways). Bruce Dern has gained a lot of deserved Oscar…

Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks

There’s a good chance that I will write a column about overrated films at some point. If I do, Mary Poppins will feature in it. Maybe I saw it first…

Recycling and refuse collection days

Recycling and refuse collection days

Christmas and New Year changes to Recycling and Refuse collection days To maintain the recycling and refuse collections over the Christmas and New Year period, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council…

Jeune and Jolie Review

Jeune and Jolie Review

After last week’s Blue is the Warmest Colour, which I admittedly was not the biggest fan of, this latest film from prolific French director Francois Ozon, seems a bit tame…

Blue is the Warmest Colour

Blue is the Warmest Colour

On the face of it a daunting prospect after a long hard day at work with its three hour length. This new French drama from director Abdellatif Kechiche is about…