Film review: Présence féminine

I was fiddling around with IMDB just now and found a review I wrote years ago... for a short film I'd watched decades before that. Here it is (slightly edited for punctuation, etc.): Présence féminine (1987) A wonderfully funny and bazaar short film A mysterious young woman arrives at a man's apartment with two suitcases. One… Continue reading Film review: Présence féminine

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Kelvin Hall I was at Kelvin Hall for a work thing today. I visited the National Library of Scotland's new site there - what an incredible place. People can just wander in off the street and view thousands of digital resources, including the Moving Image Archive. The site also houses Glasgow Museums and University of Glasgow. I'd recommend a visit… Continue reading Partick

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Silent movies and geocaches

HippFest Encore: Laurel & Hardy Triple Bill I had so much fun today. First I went to the Hippodrome in Bo'ness for a triple bill of silent Laurel & Hardy short films: ‘Putting Pants on Philip’ - this was apparently the first time Stan and Ollie were billed together. Stan plays a kilted Scotsman who's mad for… Continue reading Silent movies and geocaches


Self improvement through telly

I found this list on today. In the main, I think it is an excellent list and I already do almost everything on there. However, I very much disagree with number 7: "Stop watching TV". Obviously you shouldn't watch shit tv. That's fair enough. Don't watch trashy, mind-numbing, negative crap. That'll rot your brain for sure. But,… Continue reading Self improvement through telly

other stuff

Paperman – a tiny retro romance This is such a lovely film. It's made by Disney, in the style of their old movies (101 Dalmatians comes particularly to mind), but with modern techniques and cutting edge technology. It's like I've seen it before, but it's much more a feeling of nostalgia than any sense the film is derivative. It feels familiar in a… Continue reading Paperman – a tiny retro romance