Monday, November 8, 2010

Sun 7 Nov

Saw 2 films over the weekend. "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger", the latest Woody Allen to be tediously trailed as his 'return to form.' Of course it was nothing of the sort. Utter tosh. That man has completely lost the plot. It's astonishing to think that a man of his talent, the man who brought us gems such as "Annie Hall" and "The Purple Rose of Cairo" is now making garbage such as "Match Point", "Vicky Christina Barcelona," and this last offering.

The second film was much better: "Tamara Drewe." The kind of film that you can sense that Woody Allen is trying to make at the moment, but failing miserably. Still love going to the local arthouse cinema. Every month they always screen about 3 or 4 films in English complete with French and Dutch subtitles. Next Saturday we are doing a first: this time we'll be watching a French film, but without subtitles. Should be fun, or just really frustrating. But, it's free when booked a week in advance. And who said they don't do bargains in Belgium?!


  1. Ben says they don't do bargains in Belgium . . .

  2. La Plaza Art on Rue de Nimy, just off the GP. Great, arthouse cinema. They usually show about 3 or 4 Engish speaking films.