An Inspector Calls – The Playhouse Theatre (10 March 2017)

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Never seen or read this before. Dunno why. It’s obviously a damn good play. Odd decision in this production to invert the stranger-invasion trope to pulling people out of the drawing room to the world rather than bringing the world in. This type of piece doesn’t need meddled with

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Written by Tony Kiernan

11 March 2017 at 11:46 am

Posted in London, Theatre

Tresspass Against Us

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Fassbender and Gleeson both doing their thing effortlessly. And, probably both better than this slight piece deserves. Despite the rolling Romany argot, it does feel an all too familiar tale of travellers; family and thieving.

Written by Tony Kiernan

09 March 2017 at 10:50 am

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Manchester By The Sea

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This is funnier that Toni Erdmann. Also, very sad. Beautifully acted. The fact that the camera is on Affleck in every scene, pretty much the only reason to single him out. Everyone in it is great.

Written by Tony Kiernan

01 March 2017 at 3:29 pm

Posted in Film

Toni Erdmann

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“A 2.5 hour german comedy!!” Everyone opined. How could such a thing be imaginable? Is it? This might be the saddest movie I’ve seen in a long time. It is good. Very good. But sad…

Written by Tony Kiernan

28 February 2017 at 3:29 pm

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Zero III

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Lithuanian political crime thriller comedy. Dunno if its third in a trilogy or not (there do exist Zero and Zero II by the same director), but it really didn’t matter. Quite good raucous fun. An 18 comedy.  As broad as that is rare these days

Written by Tony Kiernan

20 February 2017 at 6:42 pm

Posted in Film, Uncategorized

The Lego Batman Movie

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I’ll be chaitable; best Batman movie since Begins. (The charity being to the latter.)

Written by Tony Kiernan

13 February 2017 at 11:48 am

Posted in Film

Gold

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McConaughey got slightly fleshed out and wore a bald cap for this. That’s abput it. It thinks it’s the Wolf of the Sierra Madre. It’s not. But, that’s a terrible idea ahyhoo.

Written by Tony Kiernan

10 February 2017 at 11:45 am

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