Tuesday, August 23


To be fair I have managed to generate a bit of content on these pages since last year's anniversary, which vindicates the theory that it was the pandemic to blame for the drought over the last couple of years.

Of course on the other hand barring a few exceptions I have reverted to the age old movies-books-and-travel tradition. This is a shame since I actually do have a lot to say - I'm just saying it to friends and in person. I suspect it's because these exchanges bring more value rather than laziness - if anything having the same conversation multiple times can be exhausting too.

But here we are, creeping ever closer to the two decade mark. Who knew this thing had legs (even though it is a bit of a limp)?

Tuesday, August 16

Film: Nope Click for more info

Although Nope is the weakest of his first three films, there's no doubt that Jordan Peele knows how to make a movie. Like Get Out and Us, Nope has three perfectly weighted and approachable acts, and a tempo that both entertains and pays off at the end. It's a testament to both how easy and difficult it is to make a good film. It's Shyamalan done right.

That's not to say this was my favourite film ever. The acting was adequate, and although other parts of the production were fine, I had problems picking out parts of the dialogue (my own biases notwithstanding).

But overall Nope was a decent romp, and example of how to literally stick to the script. Recommended.