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Critics and Ibsen’s Ghosts

I used to dislike Ibsen.  So did the critics.  Well, maybe not hate Ibsen, I just couldn’t finish his plays.  And, I’m the kind of person who likes to read plays. There are acquired tastes.  Dark chocolate, spicy food, and Ibsen’s theatre.

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Armistice Day films

The 11th of November is known as Remembrance Sunday here in Britain, and Memorial Day in America.  What the day was originally celebrating was the armistice, the end of the first World War (then only known as the great war.)  With the end of hostilities, and the war officially over, there was an illusion of […]

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Why I don’t enter film festivals

In the old days, networking was an accident. Two screenwriters would meet at a film festival because they both had an interest in Bergman, not because they were looking for collaborators. Then they’d go on to write something optioned by Warren Beatty. But, that wasn’t why they went.  They discussed films, became friends, and only […]

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Rinsed in Blood

Tiney would kill to run her own salon. And she does, taking a shortcut to success, where the scissors fly so fast that they’re rinsed in blood. Tongue Twisting alternative tagline : Merthyr’s most murderous hairdresser makes hideous cuts “Rinsed in Blood.”

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Columbus Day

Columbus day has long been 👏🏿👏🏻👏🏼celebrated👏👏🏾👏🏽 in the 🇺🇸 United States, 🇪🇸 Spain and throughout Latin America.🇳🇮🇲🇽🇭🇳🇬🇹🇩🇴🇪🇨🇸🇻🇩🇲🇨🇼🇦🇷🇸🇷🇻🇨🇱🇨🇵🇷🇺🇾🇻🇪🇻🇮🇹🇹 🇨🇦Canada celebrates Discovery Day, which is the same in principal. 🇧🇷 🇮🇹🇯🇲🇧🇲🇧🇧 While Columbus Day was not made “official” until President Roosevelt made a proclamation in the late 1930s, its history goes back centuries. Although the Renaissance and the age […]

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Aliens in the attic

Why is Aliens in the Attic a masterwork? Okay, first of all, it’s poster sucks.  Probably the worst movie poster I’ve seen that wasn’t for some kind of bad video game adaptation.  The first impression you get from this film is that it’ll be a really cheap video game movie, or worse still, a knock […]

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Evan Almighty

Religion has a huge element of why people don’t like this film.  Some people like religion, but it’s often hard to like a film about it, especially a comedy.  Is it making fun of your religion?  And at the same time, criticising you for not being religious enough. “I go to church every week.”  they […]

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