River Song’s bad memory

What’s wrong with River’s memory? or What if David Tennant had stayed for another series? If you’re a Whovian and you’ve re-watched Silence in the library, you’ve probably spotted a conversation that has now complete meaning but makes no sense. Should you not be a Whovian, you won’t even know what a Whovian is, who…

‘Watchmen’

Watchmen. Zack Snider; Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, et al. United States, 2009. ‘In an alternate reality, it’s 1985, costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society […]. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the […] masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill…

‘The Man from Earth’

The Man from Earth. Jerome Bixby, Richard Schenkman; David Lee Smith. ‘An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious and intense interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he is an immortal who has walked the Earth for 14,000 years.’ When a friend told me to watch this film she…

‘Not Suitable for Children’

Not Suitable for Children. Peter Templeman; Ryan Kwanten, Sarah Snook. Australia, 2012. “[Jonah’s] life is nothing but huge nights, sex, friends, and very occasionally, sleep. When Jonah is hit with a health crisis and told that he’ll be infertile within a month, he undergoes a massive shift in priorities and suddenly transforms from a freewheeling…

Interpreting forum theatre

Last Saturday I had lunch with some friends from the swing lessons. We gathered at the terrace of a guy’s flat and shared plenty of food and some dances under the sun —after an heavy storm that had finished by midday. When they decided to take the party somewhere else I had to leave them.…

‘The Big Lebowski’

The Big Lebowski. Jeff Coen; Jeff Bridges, John Goodman. United States, 1998. “[The Dude] must face nihilists, pornographers, car thieves and a straight-talking artist […] all while trying to prevent bowling partner Walter […] from going over the edge.” This is another film that my friend recommended me. Jeffrey the Dude Lebowski went home one…

‘The Adventures of Baron Munchausen’

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Terry Gilliam; John Neville, Sarah Polley. United States, 1988. “The eccentric baron Munchausen, an aristocrat who uses the power of his imagination ― and a groups of nutters ― to prevent his town from sacking.” I’m not copying the rest of the text on the DVD’s box because that’s not…

‘REC’ and ‘REC 2’

REC. Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza; Manuela Velasco. Spain, 2007. REC 2. Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza; Jonathan Mellor. Spain, 2009. “A reporter and her cameraman are in a fire station to record the job of the firemen, their lifestyle and the risk situations they have to live. But as they follow them on a night duty,…