Category Archives: Film
Spine-tingling storytelling in this second series of The Missing.
Hugely enjoyable The Beatles Eight Days a Week – the touring years.
Coffee at our nearby museum The Geffrye with its dedication to “the middling sort” and a wander round its chronologically-arranged gardens.
BAFTA previews in full swing. We loved Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight
PJ O’Rourke is voting for Hillary. Intelligence Squared debate.
Lesley Joseph dancing her heart out in Strictly Come Dancing.
We loved the Goya portraits exhibition at the National Gallery. How many other artists gave their doctor a portrait of themselves being treated as a thank you?
Surely an Oscar nomination for the unspellable-unless-you-check-first Saiorse Ronan in the beautiful and simple Brooklyn?
For supper before the Almeida. For supper anytime, actually. Oldroyd is an ace addition to Angel’s plethora of restaurants. Small, cheerful, and great food. We had three desserts between the two of us.
Stuart is immersed in The English and Their History by Robert Tombs.
Jo enjoyed the Channel 4 documentary The Secret Life of Four Year Olds. Good to know that extroverts don’t make the best team-members when it comes to building a base.
We’ve both laughed at Asylum on BBC4. Congrats to Peter Bowden and Thom Phipps for a witty script.
And at Kingsman.
Post-BAFTAs but pre-Oscars, here are the 2015 Film Devoniads:
Most Annoying Film: Birdman
Most Haunting Film: Foxcatcher
Best Documentary: Twenty Feet from Stardom
Best Cameo: Lorelei Linklater doing her Britney Spears impression in Boyhood.
Feelgood Movie: Paddington
Mr Turner (despite seeing it with subtitles: “Obscure muttering (in Dutch)”). Tim Spall surely an Oscar contender?
Tierra Peru in Essex Road. Delicious Ceviche with tiger’s milk and crunch corn kernels.
The Missing – harrowing for all parents but compulsive viewing with superb performances.