Toys in the Attic (2009)

This peculiar Czech animated film has positive as well as negative aspects, making it difficult to recommend it to a general audience.   On the plus-side you have beautiful and inventive animation, coupled with a highly imaginative interplay between the animation and story, as well as the fantasy realm and its mundane surroundings. On the... Continue Reading →

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Five Unknown BBC Comedy Shows

I have hit a kind of lull again. I have not enough time to watch new things, and those that I do watch are mostly not really worthy of being included in this blog. So I'll get back to lazily linking to other people's opinions. Patrick Norrie wrote an article on Screenrobot entitled "Five great... Continue Reading →

Morgan Pålsson – World Reporter (2008)

--> original title: Morgan Pålsson - världsreporter   Morgan Pålsson is a bumbling reporter with Swedish state television (SVT). He is not only lazy and incompetent, but also arrogant, and he displays a complete disregard for other people’s needs or feelings. On top of that, he seems blissfully unaware of his incompetence and of his... Continue Reading →

Wild Target (2010)

A recent reddit post reminded me that I could (and should) write some words about Wild Target.   This British remake of a 1993 French film has an outstanding cast. Bill Nighy plays a professional hitman, whose latest job spirals out of control. The female lead is Emily Blunt as a would-be con-artist. And the... Continue Reading →

new look…

I think I am finished with "refurbishing" this blog. It now looks roughly the way I wanted it to look. If you find any mistakes or dead links, or feel that any specific menu item, or function, or "wedge", etc., is missing, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Campion (1989-1990)

Campion is a BBC TV adaptation of Margery Allingham’s crime novels featuring the mysterious Albert Campion, a character first created in 1929. I only discovered this show a short while ago, never having even heard of the character before. I got the Complete Collection on DVD and watched it in one go. Albert Campion is... Continue Reading →

The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (1998/2000)

Many of you may have heard of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, the fairly new Australian drama series in which a young flapper of independent means solves crimes in 1920s Melbourne. I watched many of the episodes (probably about a third) and found the show very enjoyable, although I will admit that it will probably not... Continue Reading →

Come Fly With Me (2010-2011)

Having recently re-watched this series, I thought I should add it here, as I assume that it is relatively unknown outside the UK. Come Fly With Me is a BBC mockumentary about a variety of characters working in and around airports. The show consists of only one season, containing six episodes, and was created by... Continue Reading →

de Funès, Jo, and 2016

"2016" has by now become synonymous with celebrity deaths, including many actors and musicians. Far away from Hollywood, 2016 began with the passing of Michel Galabru, and ended with the death of Claude Gensac. Thus, this year was framed by the deaths of two of Louis de Funès’s most famous collaborators. Claude Gensac always proved... Continue Reading →

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