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🎬🎥 It’s Harvey Keitel - so of course - a must! It’s a 2021 movie. BUT … ‘rent it for 99 cents’ didn’t fill me with hope.

Don’t worry - well worth the watch.

🎥🎬 There’s something about Nick Cage films.

Their ratings are in the ‘0 to 2’ range OR the ‘8 to 10’.

Pig is in the ‘8 to 10’.

🎥🎬 Next movie on the list will be a little slower in pace.

🎥🎬 Talking about setting expectations - I also watched The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard earlier this week. Very good … just not as good as I was expecting ( the first had me curled up in balls - maybe it was too good?

🎥🎬 Watched Cruella last night .. I was outvoted .. that said very good. Maybe that’s the trick of enjoying a movie … set expectations low.

🎬🎥 Watched Tintin … a superb little movie. Just do not understand why the stories have never been turned into a film series.

🎥🎬The cast for the first Knives Out sequel is shaping up to be pretty awesome.

The ‘first’ sequel? A sequel is worrying enough - that there are more in the hopper is deeply concerning.

Such a crap movie … I guess they are doubling down.

Is there any movie that features Miami that doesn’t open with a camera out at sea - rushing toward the shore line across the water at speed?


🎬🎥 ‘The Two Popes’ is quite wonderful.

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UK - USA Differalities (2) : Tea

“Listen and learn, son. Tea is a herb that’s been dried out so to bring it back to life, you have to infuse it in boiling water. That is boiling water and everywhere I’ve been in this country, they slap down a cup of tepid nonsense, you know, with the tea bag lying beside it, which means I’ve got to go through the ridiculous business of dunking it in the lukewarm piss waiting for the slightest change of color to occur. And at my age, I haven’t got the time.”

Muriel - The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

One of an occasional series of posts commenting on the 'commonalities' that divide the UK and the US.

See them all here.


”If I had to live my life again, I’d do everything the same, except that I wouldn’t see The Magus.”

Woody Allen

Definitely with him. One of the best books ever - coupled with one of the worst films.

In the right hands … a remake would be awesome.

🎵 🎬 1954 - A Star is Born

Never saw it - but I think this was the story’s second celluloid outing … I hated the third - so had no plans for the fourth … but the reviews are too good.

🎬 Phantom Thread Nominated For Six Oscars

They’re all sewing away …. and I see Somner run through the scene and say, “Alright, you gotta get this dress ready! Here we go! Everybody ready and ACTION!”

And they all kept sewing at exactly the same pace they had been sewing and I couldn’t stop laughing.

Paul Thomas Anderson

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🎬🎥 I saw a film on 📺 last night … The Parking Lot Movie .. super way to spend an hour and ten minutes … a documentary revealing humor and humanity. Anyone else seen it. Thoughts?

🎬🎥 The Hundred Foot Journey

I saw something this morning float by in the stream claiming that France has the ‘best restaurant in the world’. Quite apart from a personal objection to applying words like ‘best’ to something that is a qualitative opinion … I was reminded of this exchange from the movie.

Madame Mallory

”What is this flavor that is fighting against the chicken ?”


”I added some spices for flavor to the sauce, and coriander for garnish and freshness.”

Madame Mallory

”But why change a recipe that is 200 years old ?”


”Because, madam, maybe 200 years is long enough.”

🎬 AT IMDB : The Shape of Water


COMMENTS : Didn’t want to see it based on the ads … and then it won all of those nominations. Still wish I hadn’t bothered.

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