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Film Review: The Bourne Legacy (or “Redemption versus escape.”)

If I am going to watch a very long car chase, then I need to care who “wins.” And in this wretched film, I didn’t. I didn’t care during the drone attack, the wolf attack the this attack and the … Continue reading

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We’re having a whale of a time aboard the Pequod…

“We are all aboard the Pequod” We, like Ahab and his crew, rationalize madness. All calls for prudence, for halting the march toward environmental catastrophe, for sane limits on carbon emissions, are ignored or ridiculed. Even with the flashing red … Continue reading

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Entering the bargaining phase – “guided transition” #climate #kublerross #wearetoast

There’s this tiny moment in film The Bourne Ultimatum that keeps echoing in my head. Bourne has met up with a journalist (played by Paddy Considine). He gets vital information. The journalist is a bit clueless. Bourne says “You have … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hanna (Bourne by Bunuel, badly)

or, basically, bastardised Boys from Brazil… Highly trained multilingual assassin – check Secret CIA programme shut down but with loose ends to be tidied up – check Someone stabbed in the neck with a pen – check A blonde girl … Continue reading

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Films to die for (maybe)

Nigel Andrews, the Financial Times film critic went to the Venice Film Festival and all I got was this… fabulous news. “One moment, with austere enthralment, we are watching a wheat field being crossed back and forth by a combine … Continue reading

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Film Review: The International

Some muppet on Radio 4 called this “a Bourne movie without Matt Damon.” Yeah, right. It’s a Bourne movie with out MD, without a director one tenth as good as Paul Greengrass, or writers like Tony Gilroy and George Nolfi, … Continue reading

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Recycled resolutions

One of the few advantages to being a ‘rabid environmentalist’ – alongside the smugness and comfort of the anticipation of saying “I told you so” to fellow scavengers of out-of-date tinned food in 20 years time- is that you get … Continue reading

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Movies I’d like to see

OK, a short list so far, but… Paul Greengrass directing Matt Damon as “Macbeth”I don’t think (and can’t be bothered to check imdb) that anyone’s done a movie version of Macbeth since Roman Polanski. And I can’t think of anyone … Continue reading

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