Category Archives: Rants about Films

“What’s The Camera For?”

Quirky-celebrity-challenge-show Taskmaster returned for a very welcome eighth “season” this week, and judging by the first episode it’s still one of the most reliably/painfully funny things on British TV by a long mile*… I was literally crying with laughter over … Continue reading

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“Vampire-Only Laughing!”

Although I enjoyed Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s flatsharing-vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows (2014), like a lot of shaggy semi-improvised comedies it left me a little underwhelmed… so I was surprised to see it go on to … Continue reading

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“It’s A Bit Naughty, Innit?”

A recent satirical reference to American socialists (supposedly) wanting to “eat the rich”* inspired me to revisit the cult 80’s Brit-com of the same name, co-written and directed by Peter Richardson, of Comic Strip Presents fame. Although I didn’t appreciate … Continue reading

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BFCC 3/19

Once more unto the (geeky) breach, dear friends… I booked my ticket for last weekend’s Film & Comic Con when Indira Varma was still listed as a guest, but sadly she cancelled due to “work commitments”, for the second time … Continue reading

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Sherlock-U-Don’t-Like: Sad Kitty

Naturally when I read that a new Sherlock Holmes spoof was being derided by critics and audiences alike as the “Worst Picture” of 2018 my (slightly masochistic) curiosity was piqued… but then when I watched the trailer for Holmes & … Continue reading

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Back To Burn

The (alleged?) financial irregularities at PledgeMusic have left many bands (and their supporters) in the lurch, and I was beginning to get a little worried about the relative lack of updates/reassurance coming from L7’s corner of the interweb… but I … Continue reading

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“Mondo Trasho! Mondo Trasho!”

This year the Film Independent Spirit Awards has really put the Oscars to shame by not only having a host, but also booking the bestest/witchiest host of all: Aubrey Plaza! I didn’t watch the event itself, but thankfully plenty clips … Continue reading

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