neilgrahamuk

neilgrahamuk

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2021: Chan, Whale, Chaplin, Arthur, Noirvember

Favorite films

  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • City Lights
  • Frankenstein
  • Only Angels Have Wings

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  • No Time to Die

    ★★★

  • The Seventh Continent

    ★★★★

  • Tillie's Punctured Romance

    ★★★

  • The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

    ★★★

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  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★

    Enjoyed this end to the Craig era Bond, but part of the positive experience was no doubt brought on by the excitement of seeing a film at the cinema with a reasonably sized crowd! Film is so much better with other people - although it is perhaps fair to say that one bout of coughing in the audience brought on more anxiety than the film itself generated!

    Really great opening. Love the willingness to stick to real locations - it…

  • Give My Regards to Broad Street

    Give My Regards to Broad Street

    ★★

    A pretty terrible movie, but remains interesting for a few reasons....

    I do love 80's London based movies just for the views of the dereliction around the river (coming back soon, thanks Boris). And this film is obsessive about its London views - and train stations too for some reason. Tower Bridge is as much a star as McCartney.

    The music is good. It's largely Beatles re-hahes, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. 80's style Silly Love Songs is…

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  • Accident

    Accident

    ★★★★

    Europe must have been in existential crisis in 1967. A lot of the early New Wave films were dark affairs. But they also had a playfulness, a joie-de-vivre, and sense of hope. But in 1967 Bresson gives us the tragedy of Mouchette; Godard went apocalyptic in Weekend. And in the UK, Losey gives us Accident. It is a brilliant, complex but immensely bleak view of the English middle class. If art reflects life, it is no wonder large parts of…

  • Tout Va Bien

    Tout Va Bien

    ★★★★

    I go along with the broad critical consensus – that between 1960-1967 Jean-Luc Godard created an incredible body of work: innovative, daring, exciting, controversial, sexy, funny, beautiful, challenging and unique. I want to write these words in red, white and blue capitals. Maybe split them across a page or two: and of course accompany the texts with the sound of a gunshot. That would be Godardian. He created such a distinctive visual style – it becomes difficult to use words…