Netflix: A Very Murray Christmas Moments of cleverness and an interesting experiment, but seems a bit too niche even for Netflix. Chris Rock and George Clooney are enjoyable in their scenes.
Watched Sherlock – the abominable bride with friends. The series continues its high-quality mysteries, keeps deepening the relationship between its principal characters and does it all with a clever twist on time-travel. If you like the series, this is more of the excellent same.
Never mind who gave it to me, or what it was: this is more about changing media consumption habits. A cartoon on the topic of “what drew me to vinyl” started me down this rabbit hole. We’ve seen with the slow closing of video rental stores the future of a business whose chief point of […]
Stan: Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall With the upcoming Bond movie Spectre, there are all manner of Bond related promotions in progress. On Netflix-competitor Stan, there’s current access to all the Bond movies, so I thought I’d revisit the Daniel Craig Bond movies to see how they stand up. Casino Royale is from 2006, and it […]
Perhaps it’s a reflection of the poor structuring of my literary education, but I first heard about The Power of One through a dinner party sketch on the Late Show where they say the book is much better than the film. I listened to the audio book years ago – it’s confronting stuff, and on an […]
netflix: Rage This is one of those movies where you wonder how anyone signed on for it, how it was made, and then you are just lost in the awfulness of it and struggle to look away. One for Cage-completists only.
A lift to the train station meant that it was too late, by the time I realised, to go back home for the earbuds I’d left in my jacket pocket. And so I faced to prospect of a whole day without audio entertainment, until I was finally – hopping In the car for an evening […]
Netflix: The hundred-foot journey. Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal provide some strong performances in something of a formulaic story, but the parts about food and cooking lift it to be a better film than it would otherwise deserve to be. Reminds me of Ratatouille, Doc Hollywood and the Netflix Chef’s Table story in equal […]
In a little less than four months of Netflix subscription, I’ve watched quite a lot, as it turns out. Going back through my viewing history (and ignoring the things I skimmed through but didn’t watch) Complete Series: House of Cards Season 3Dark, brooding, the continued rise of Frank Underwood is compelling, even as there is […]
Netflix: Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview A long chat from 1995 with the co-founder of Apple about his business philosophy, the good old days, and the future of computers. Watching it for me is a mix of nostalgia (it’s good to see him looking well and healthy as he draws near the end of his exile […]