Cold War

We watched the 2018 award-winning Polish film, Cold War, via Curzon Home Cinema, a first for us. Shot in black-and-white, it’s a visually stunning love story inspired by the director’s own parents. It looks and sounds great and well worth a viewing.

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace is a highly rated film which for me failed to live up to its reputation. Not a lot happens, you don’t get to learn much about the two main characters who are on screen almost the entire film. It’s OK but nothing special.
Oh and I’m not keen on these auditoriums that only have half a dozen rows – it’s just too close to the screen.


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L’Amant Double

L’Amant Double is a slow moving, erotic thriller. It’s a bit of nonsense with a crazy ending. In fact the whole movie is crazy. I didn’t get it.

Not for the prudish!

You Were Never Really Here

A brutal movie!

It looks good, sounds good, but otherwise is difficult to like.

Screen-1 at the Curzon in Victoria is tiny, a mere 47 seats, but what comfortable, Pullman seats they are! I’m not a fan of allocated seating, even less so when someone is sitting in your allocated seat. With just 4 rows in the auditorium the wing seats are quite a way off centre and the front row is pretty close to the screen. Despite ending up in a seat out on the wing, the view was not a problem.

On the train into London there was an extremely distressed infant and in the evening I watched the disturbing We Need to Talk About Kevin, by the same director, Lynne Ramsay. All in all a pretty disturbing and cheerless day.

That was the week that was

This week, the new Dell laptop came. It’s very, very quick, having an i7 processor and a solid-state drive rather than a hard-drive. What a contrast to the old (7 years) one.

The last two episodes of Modus on BBC4 confirmed the series to be a dreadful mess and a waste of 8 hours. However binging on Maltese: The Mafia Detective, on All4 was most satisfying. (binging or bingeing?)

Reading Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen was a terrific  romp about a husband who throws his wife off a cruise liner on their wedding anniversary.

Needing extra motivation to visit the cinema more often, I became a member of the Curzon art-house cinema chain.

Snow is always a childish delight for me but its stay was all too short and there really wasn’t enough of it.

Lady Bird


At my age I probably shouldn’t be going to see a coming-of-age comedy-drama at the cinema – I just didn’t get the 5-star rating. However, the Curzon cinema in Soho has a very nice auditorium though I’m still struggling to understand why cinema adverts and trailers need to be unbearably loud.

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