On Spine of Death – Tamara Berry

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"Tess knew the exact moment the blood started dripping down her hands." We were first introduced to Tess Harrow, successful thriller writer, in Buried in a Good Book. Escaping a failed marriage, she moved to her late grandfather's cabin in the woods with smart teenage daughter, Gertrude. With things calming a little from the crime spree in … Continue reading On Spine of Death – Tamara Berry

Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022)

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Alithea (Tilda Swinton) is a narrative scholar, that is, she studies stories. She's hugely pragmatic and down to earth (not least indicated by her Northern accent, natch; an element I found hugely irritating), although given to some flights of fancy. Thus when she manages to unleash a literal genie from a bottle while visiting Istanbul … Continue reading Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022)

Nope (2022)

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When his father dies after being hit by strange, random objects falling from an otherwise clear sky, OJ (Daniel Kaluuya) takes over the running of the family horse ranch. Set in the middle of an expansive, wild valley, it's a perfect eerie location for some very, VERY strange events... To be honest, I have avoided … Continue reading Nope (2022)

Elvis (2022)

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Elvis Presley. The 'King' of rock and roll. A very deserved soubriquet, he had talent and looks - and a tragic story. Definitely ripe for a huge blockbuster movie! My interest in this film was admittedly a little more Baz Luhrmann than the King himself; Elvis was before my time, really. But you can't argue … Continue reading Elvis (2022)