Thursday, 26 June 2008

Notes On A Scandal (2006)

The first film I'd walked out on since Travelling Light. The phrases "tawdry", "cliched", "retrograde" sprang often into my mind. Judi Dench gets this year's Grayson Hall Award For Repressed Dyke Villainy. Like an overlong episode of Teachers and less funny, mixed with a depth-free rewrite of The Children's Hour. Richard Eyre's direction leaned on Phillip Glass's score for propulsion like a broken-down motorboat using oars. I realised there were other things I could be doing, like walking.

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