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Friday the 13th

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on December 13, 2019 by dcairns

I was thinking of watching and writing about Serrador’s last film as a callback to Project Fear and a sign-off to The Late Show, but it didn’t get done. The UK collided with an iceberg made of frozen evil instead.

One nice thing, though: Erin on Yasushiro Ozu’s final film, just in time for the great man’s birthday. It’s lovely and good for the spiritual hangover we in the UK may be experiencing.

Still, for all of this familiarity, the world in which these characters live is fundamentally unstable. Things change, inevitably, in ways both dramatic and mundane: people die, children grow up and leave their parents, workers are transferred to faraway cities, friends drift apart. It’s sad, but that’s just the way things are. (“Isn’t life disappointing?” as a young woman in 1953’s Tokyo Story famously puts it.)

On an altogether less pleasant note, here are some things I made for Twitter yesterday: screaming into the void, or gobbing into it anyway:

And finally —

“London” Thrills Me

Posted in FILM with tags , , on December 2, 2010 by dcairns

The new edition of The Forgotten is online over at The Daily Notebook.

For once, the movies under discussion are available to buy ~

UK: London / Robinson In Space [1994] [DVD]

US: London Robinson in Space London/Robinson in Space

Also: a gentle reminder that The Late Show: The Late Films Blogathon commences on the 12th of this very month. Of course, I haven’t watched any of the films I’m planning to write about yet. But I’m confident that this will happen.


Posted in FILM with tags on June 25, 2010 by dcairns

Not like me to miss the last days of the Film Fest… but there’s an even hotter ticket, which I’ll tell you about later. Back Sunday evening, expect news then!