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Could watching the Phantom Thread become a *new* New Year’s tradition?

What movies do you enjoy watching at New Year? The Phantom Thread is so damn good. It gets better on repeated viewings. I always felt that Paul Thomas Anderson‘s There will be Blood was a homage of sorts to Orson

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My 100th post – My Wooden Cutting Board

Just after breakfast, I developed this fascination with my wooden cutting board. This is where I prepare nearly all my food. The shades of stains, the mesh of grooves, the spread of cutting angles how one side was more indented than the other,

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Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) Ingmar Bergman

I saw this wonderful movie, ‘Smiles of a Summer Night‘ last night.  This period piece Ingmar Bergman comedy runs rampant with extremely clever and witty dialogue. It’s so cheeky! Probably one of the best romantic comedies I have seen. It

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Winter Light (1963) Ingmar Bergman

Marta Lundberg, an atheist local school teacher sits and laments at the church pew because she is deeply in love with a pastor whose faith in God, himself and Marta is dwindling into an existential nothingness. At the point of

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Wild Strawberries – Ingmar Bergman and the ‘Breaking Down Bergman’ series.

Since one of my enduring hobbies is watching movies, I decided one day to list my 100 favourite movies in order on the IMD. One question I kept being asked in response to my list was how do you not

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