Spock to Spock: Live, floss and prosper

Live, floss and prosper

The second DVD out of the box as I work through my birthday present to myself, is JJ Abram’s Star Trek from last year (2009). Taking this film as my subject here also gives me an opportunity to brush off and republish my original review. (‘Review’ doesn’t seem quite the right word, but judge for … More…

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The Habit of Art

Review of NTLive’s broadcast of London’s National Theatre production of The The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett with Richard Griffiths and Alex Jennings.

All’s Well That Ends Well

All’s Well that Ends Well – a review of the British National Theatre’s production, seen live in a cinema in Gothenburg on Thursday 1st October 2009 – the transcript of an audio recording.

Revolutionary Road

Gothenburg International Film Festival 2009 Revolutionary Road is not Titanic despite Kate and Leo – and both of them have appeared in better films – but as a costume drama it’s certainly worth seeing Suffocation of youthful dreams by 1950s US middle-class norms. None of the characters really sympathetic – mostly rather pathetic. All immature … More…