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Marvellous. TV study of Neil ‘Nello’ Baldwin is a feel-good story of our time

Marvellous is a brilliantly crafted and acted TV drama drawing on the eventful and engaging life of Neil Baldwin, who earned local fame in the 1990s as the much-loved kit-man and sometime mascot of Stoke City football team. 473 more words

Never Stand-up When You Can Sit-com

Where comedy’s concerned I prefer sitting to standing as I like sit-com but find stand-up quite scary.  I’m terrified of people not laughing.  Stand-up is quite confrontational; it’s a series of jokes, whereas sitcom is far more complex.   278 more words

TV Reviews

Spooky Scary Cinema: Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

When looking at the best aspects of a horror film, the audio editing and production is one of the most important parts of it all. It can help make the distinction between a genuinely horrifying experience or a fake-looking chuckle-fest. 557 more words


Mini-review: Serena

Directed by Susanne Bier

Written by Christopher Kyle (screenplay) and Ron Rash (novel)

Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Toby Jones, Rhys Ifans, Sean Harris

The extreme saccharine romanticism of Pemberton’s (Cooper) first meeting with Serena (Lawrence) may cause some to wish the film had remained in the can another two years, yet brutal dramatisation of the dangers of logging and a story as melodramatic as they come proves a relentlessly entertaining combination. 101 more words

One Room With A View Articles

Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

Oh man, this was a bore. The premise sounded so promising, like it was going to be a really good low key psychological thriller type of thing, but instead it was just way too slow moving and has way too little actually anything odd or disturbing happening to keep you entertained. 96 more words


Serena (Cinema Screening)

(Spoiler free)

Despite not having seen Bradley Coopers and Jennifer Lawrences’ last film with them both being leads I still wanted to see Serena. This pair of actors have something special about them and whilst I may not enjoy ever film they produce they always manage to intrigue me in whatever projects they are involved it, and this time it was Serena. 485 more words

Cinema Screenings

Serena (2014)

D: Susanne Bier / 109m

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Toby Jones, Rhys Ifans, David Dencik, Sam Reid, Ana Ularu, Sean Harris, Kim Bodnia

1929, North Carolina.   1,115 more words