Category Archives: Film

Cult film time: ‘Heathers’

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Nostalgia is a feeling that I try to avoid. Looking back with longing for a seemingly better times is a waste. Remembering the past with fondness and happiness is a positive thing. However the yearning or aching to return to some mythical time seems to be a pointless exercise. Hindsight has that awkward little habit of providing 20/20 vision after all. That vision is lacking when you are actually experiencing a situation. Continue reading Cult film time: ‘Heathers’

‘Suddenly last summer’ Elizabeth Taylor realised she was being used for EVIL!

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Yesterday evening I went to the Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield. It is currently running a Katharine Hepburn film season, and is screening various highlights from her illustrious career. ‘Suddenly last summer’ from 1959 was last night’s film. Continue reading ‘Suddenly last summer’ Elizabeth Taylor realised she was being used for EVIL!

‘Prick up your ears’

puyeA nifty way to catch full length films on Youtube is to use Google Translate to find out the Spanish translation of the film title that you want to watch.  The film companies don’t seem to check these as much, so they are available for longer. Free and online.

This evening I saw ‘Susurros en tus oidos’, which is the Spanish language title of the 1987 English film ‘Prick up your ears’ – the biopic of famed English playwright Joe Orton, who in 1967 was bludgeoned to death with a hammer, by his long-term lover Kenneth Halliwell. So far, so grim.
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Absolutely Fabulous – well I wasn’t expecting Chekhov, now was I, sweetie?

Last night I went to see ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ in the Cineworld on Parnell Street. The ticket cost 7.90 Euro. Which was a pleasant surprise, as every other time I have been to that cinema, in recent months the price for entry has been 12.50Euro. Must be an early-in-the-week price. Continue reading Absolutely Fabulous – well I wasn’t expecting Chekhov, now was I, sweetie?