My Film Review of The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) is posted at Lapidus International blog

Lapidus International have kindly posted my brief review of this wonderful film about poets and getting lost in the world (much more could be said, but best is to just watch it). I’m grateful to them (especially Francesca Baker and Richard Axtell).

Lapidus International blog – The Kindergarten Teacher (2018), film review

toni (31st January 2020)

Inversion (Varoonegi), 2016, Behnam Behzadi, Iran

Inversion (Varoonegi) d. Behnam Behzadi, Iran. I’ve seen three Iranian films now I think, each of them memorable and beautiful. This was made in 2016. A story of a woman, Niloofar, living in Tehran with her mother. Her mother, already ill, declines largely due to pollution affecting her lungs. Our heroine was just beginning to…

Hitchcock – Sabotage (1936)

Sabotage directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1936 The second in this season of Hitchcock films I’m seeing. This film is based on the novel The Secret Agent by Jospeh Conrad (somewhat confusingly the film he made right before this one and after last week’s film was called Secret Agent and had nothing to do with Conrad –…

Hitchcock – The 39 Steps (1935)

directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1935(beware spoilers below) I must have seen this film many times over the years, but was fortunate to see it for the first time on a big screen recently. How that has awoken me to it. I really get it now. I’m thinking of it as a bubbling brook, maybe in…

Locke (2013)

Locke w. & d. Steven Knight, 2013 BEWARE SPOILERS! I found this a very moving film. Of course it does move, or what passes for that these days, in that it is the story of a drive and a driver, Ivan Locke played by Tom Hardy. We see no other actors and only really see…

La Strada

I saw La Strada (The Road) the other night, the first time I’ve seen it on a big screen. One of my companions questioned whether there was interiority to the characters. For me there was, it was just that was part of the point, how the presentations of solutions of self may become a mask…