The Virtual Stoa Continues To Go To The Cinema So You Don’t Have To

The Departed: Jolly. Much better than the deeply crappy Gangs of New York.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley: Quite enjoyed it; made me want to see Michael Collins.
Borat: The reviews describe the good jokes pretty well, so you don’t actually have to go and see this.
La Tourneuse de pages: very well acted; great fun.

I suppose I’m really just marking time, while waiting for Casino Royale to open.

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  1. Guess I needn’t feel bad about missing Borta Tuesday. Though several people have told me it’s good, I do feel 90 minutes of ‘oooh I’m foreign, I don’t know your customs, oops I’ve fallen over’ may be a bit much.

  2. It’s actually only 82 minutes, which is a fairly major point in its favour (the grotesquely overlong Pirates of the Caribbean 2 could well have benefited by its example) – and going from the quality of the deleted scenes on YouTube (one of which has Borat telling an arresting officer “If you make a human pyramid, can I be on the top?”, a line as funny and staggeringly offensive as anything else in the film) there was some fairly ruthless editing.

  3. Saw The Page Turner last night, as planned, and it was very good indeed – well worth 84 minutes of anyone’s time.

    But I won’t say any more about it because I knew next to nothing going in, and it’s the kind of film where this is a major advantage.

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