Category Archives: film

Film review: Finding Vivian Maier

I’ve been patiently waiting for the documentary Finding Vivian Maier to open in the UK. In fact, since my brother first alerted me to the curious nanny living in 1950s Chicago, I’ve been properly obsessing over her work, life and unexpected talent. … Continue reading

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Soho Hotel’s film screenings for smalls

I use the playing of DVDs very tactically during the long summer holidays.  A 90-minute film can buy me some precious work/writing time and so needs to be scheduled carefully so that not one minute of the 90 is wasted.  … Continue reading

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The Secret (cinema) Garden

He and I both woke up with sore heads yesterday.  Self-inflicted cocktails at a celebratory party with some FUN old friends were to blame.  The Smalls lacked any sympathy as they jumped into our bed and Sunday rolled out as … Continue reading

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film review: Downhill

In a post last week I briefly mentioned that I had seen a preview screening of a new British comedy called Downhill.  This is, in a nutshell, the story of 4 old school friends (albeit some 30 years previously) who … Continue reading

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