Yearly Archives: 2014

Film Review: Ida

Posted on by 5WC in Film

People have been raving for a while now about Ida, about how this movie is “perfect” and “eerily beautiful” and how this was a film that you needed to see. This was a film that would make you realise just how good cinema could be. However, for me, I kept finding myself slightly detached and …

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Film Review: Red Road

Posted on by 5WC in Film

There are some movies that just fall into your lfie without you ever really knowing why. I’m not even sure I actually watched the trailer the whole way through before deciding I wanted to watch Red Road. This was simple a case of being naturally drawn towards a film for reasons that cannot be explained, …

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Film Review: Frank

Posted on by 5WC in Film

When Frank was released I spent many, many weeks listening to my favourite movie podcast rave on about Frank. Superlatives and hyperbole thrown from every quarter. This movie while not mainstream, not your typical run of the mill film, was something to see, something to search out and watch. It was good. And so it …

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Flight Report: G-BSBM : Ballooning Over Berkshire

Posted on by 5WC in Hot Air Ballooning

With opportunities to take to the skies beginning to draw to a close as a Summer transfers to Autumn, the weather takes a turn and the farming community push on with the birth of next year’s crops reducing landing sites by the day, any opportunity to take to the skies is one to try and …

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Film Review: Lilting

Posted on by 5WC in Film

It has to be said, that it would appear on paper to be a risky idea to create a multi levelled film that tries to look at so many different aspects and obstacles in human life as Lilting sets out to do so; and all before then setting that risk in an Anglo-Chinese world just …

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Flight Report: An Evening With An Ultralight Ultramagic

Posted on by 5WC in Hot Air Ballooning

Over the past year or so, an ever increasing voice of change has been gathering force and getting louder and louder within the ballooning world. People are suddenly starting to realise that bigger is not always better and that when it boils down to it, for a type of aviation with essentially is about carrying …

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Film Review: Arthur & Mike

Posted on by 5WC in Film

Arthur & Mike is very much a case of picking a film on the basis of the trailer and the cast rather than listening, reading or accepting the reviews of critics and public alike. My thought process went like this: trailer doesn’t look too bad, I like Emily Blunt, and while I’m not the biggest …

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Book Review: The Great Starvation Experiment by Todd Tucker

Posted on by 5WC in Book

It seems slightly ironic that I first came across the Minnesota Starvation Experiment while in the process of doing exactly that. It wasn’t until I was methodically rocking backwards and forwards, counting off the metaphorical meters on my rowing machine, while listening to the audio book version of journalist Emma Woolf’s The Ministry Of Thin …

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Red Arrows Over The Goring Gap 2014

Posted on by 5WC in Aviation

Every year in September The Royal Berkshire Shooting School holds a charity day in in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Bishopsgate School. As a lunch time treat for the participants there is a stunning display by the RAF Red Arrows, which takes place over the Goring Gap and thus, the village I …

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Film Review: Mr Morgan’s Last Love

Posted on by 5WC in Film

It’s been a very long time since I’ve been left feeling quite as puzzled by a film as I do by this. I know I enjoyed it but I’m not sure really sure why, or if I should have. And as a story, it’s confused and muddled and overly simplistic in its portrayal of life …

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