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On Chesil Beach (2017)

Written (the screenplay and the original novel) by: Ian McEwan

Directed by: Dominic Cooke

          When a film is “so good that bad” that generally means it was written to be appreciated in one way (eg as a serious drama) and ends up appreciated in another (as a comedy). 653 more words

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Copenhagen. Day 3

Today I returned to the Torvehallerne for breakfast. I went to VitaBoost for an açai bowl. Smoothie bowls are my favourite type of breakfast and the açai bowl at VitaBoost was amazing. 365 more words


“On Chesil Beach”

“ On Chesil Beach” is a not so unusual story about a six-hour marriage. If you ask friends if they know of any marriages that did not survive the honeymoon most can name two. 774 more words

On Chesil Beach (2017) Review

On Chesil Beach is a screen adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novella of the same name and Dominic Cooke’s directorial debut. Set in England of 1962, the film stars Saoirse Ronan as tender and loving Florence and Billy Howle as awkward, yet slightly quarrelsome Edward and observes the two young people as they fall in love, get married, and spend their honeymoon in a hotel at the beautiful and rocky Chesil Beach, where their relationship is tortured by the partners’ different perception of sex and its role in their lives. 939 more words


‘On Chesil Beach’ laughably bad with a horrifying message to boot

2/10 The terrible cinematic execution of On Chesil Beach is enough for a negative review in its own right, but we’d also be remiss to look past the film’s horrible underlying message. 921 more words


MISC: Hay Festival 2018

Last Friday I took the train home to spend the Bank Holiday weekend in bibliophile heaven: Hay-on-Wye. I packed light because I knew that buying books was just a possibility, it was a given. 395 more words

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