Being unable to find the words to describe my feelings towards this movie, I will borrow from Philip French’s review on The Observer, 28/04/2013: “The Look of Love is a disappointingly crude and shallow biography of the self-made northern impresario Paul Raymond, who started out conducting a music hall mind-reading act and finished up as [...]
Barbican Centre, London, Saturday 16 March 2013 European Premiere
I have heard someone describing John Adams as the Mozart of out times. It’s a definition that has made an impression. As I listen to the almost three hours of music of the Gospel according to the other Mary, I wonder if in several hundreds years [...]
A british movie. A british action movie, thriller, political conspiracy type of movie. I didn’t like it, I found the plot to be weak, the characters to be uninteresting, flat, no depth. During the Q&A I heard some interesting things, though. The production company is a sort of London newcomer in the movie industry. The [...]
At the BFI Southbank, Studio cinema, 16/02/2013
A very dark, slow and sad movie, but with a lot of irony, and perhaps even a certain cheekiness. Superb police ineptness at the end. Think “falling down” but a european version, with no Hollywood stars and no special effects. There is some shooting though.
I find Romanian [...]
An update of my previous post having returned to the London RE Hotel in January 2013. Pretty much same as before, hotel quality hasn’t changed much, and is still pretty good with a very good quality/price ration. Recommended especially if you are flying via Stansted for his proximity to Liverpool street station. The restaurant has [...]