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Re: new series 2 girls

Agree . Series two self indulgent
by jasperjoffe
Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:24 am
 
Forum: Television
Topic: new series 2 girls
Replies: 4
Views: 4329

George bellows at royal academy

Interesting to see what a figurative painter who loved manet and velazquez does as his craft is threatened by the juggernaut of modernism
by jasperjoffe
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:51 pm
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: George bellows at royal academy
Replies: 1
Views: 3837

when Harry met sally

Not a terrible film. Is billy crystal the most unappealing leading man in film history?
by jasperjoffe
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:02 pm
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: when Harry met sally
Replies: 0
Views: 1888

Our Man In Havana by Graham Greene

Yes I've gone greene. I am intrigued by his mastery of narrative, which stops short of being profound in any kind of psychological or other insight. But perhaps the entertainment (he called some of his books entertainments) is the thing, it is the heart of the matter. Another buttoned up Greene hero...
by jasperjoffe
Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:43 pm
 
Forum: Books
Topic: Our Man In Havana by Graham Greene
Replies: 0
Views: 2087

the kroods

Stoneage 3d animation. Watched in foreign language, so didn't have to get the shitty dialogue. The images are beautiful, especially the clouds of smoke. Wondrous in a way, with the flowers and creatures of our ancestors. Better than the cave of forgotten dreams?!
by jasperjoffe
Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:54 pm
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: the kroods
Replies: 0
Views: 1878

travels with my aunt by graham greene

Greene just short of being major. But still he is fantastic at narrative. I will read more, see the whole lot, enjoyed our man in havana too. A wonderful storyteller is greene and his books reek of a certain type of britishness, the kind people say won the war, self effacing stoic etc etc ad nauseam.
by jasperjoffe
Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:51 pm
 
Forum: Books
Topic: travels with my aunt by graham greene
Replies: 0
Views: 2115

Re: Another Curious Stats Anomaly...

wwr because of its focus on review, always does well for googling x y z review. I too have noticed that blogpsot blogs quickly get picked up in search...
by jasperjoffe
Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:48 pm
 
Forum: Life (regular updates on somebody's existence)
Topic: Another Curious Stats Anomaly...
Replies: 2
Views: 2890

Re: horse

No regrets, an amusing time capsule of idealism, arrogance, and different glasses frames. Quite accurate really.
by jasperjoffe
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:17 pm
 
Forum: Food and general consumption
Topic: horse
Replies: 7
Views: 7182

Barocci at the National Gallery

http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/barocci-brilliance-and-grace Because I am stupid I had avoided this show. I thought Barocci was a fancy foreign word for Baroque, actually I didn't really think just wasn't interested. He, Barocci who I was ingnorant of, is very good. Swoopy sweepy flows of tangeri...
by jasperjoffe
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:15 pm
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: Barocci at the National Gallery
Replies: 1
Views: 3964

manhattan murder mystery woody allen

another good woody film, so many of these not that old ones are great that i begin to wonder that maybe the more recent ones might not be so bad. suspenseful, funny, clever, ageing.
by jasperjoffe
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:41 pm
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: manhattan murder mystery woody allen
Replies: 0
Views: 1872

Yinka Shonibare at Stephen Friedman

This opening reminded me how white the art world is, there were actually some non-white people at this one.The work is the usual, mannequins in african fabrics which haven't moved on since I saw them about a decade ago. There were a lot of rich folks and important curators etc standing round gaping ...
by jasperjoffe
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:59 pm
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: Yinka Shonibare at Stephen Friedman
Replies: 4
Views: 7051

argo by ben affectless

best picture, no. this is terrible, all sinister bearded iranian going ooga booga versus the nice facial haired CIA good guys. Yup. Makes zero dark thirty look like noam chomsky. Slow, stupid, and just not very good.
by jasperjoffe
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:54 pm
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: argo by ben affectless
Replies: 1
Views: 2132

spiral iplayer

Excellent. Who knew French justice was so weird and interesting. Clive James actually
by jasperjoffe
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:26 pm
 
Forum: Television
Topic: spiral iplayer
Replies: 0
Views: 1763

Re: WHY I HATE DISNEY PIXAR FILMS

No, I have had a few days to mull this. And I dread seeing anything Pixar. e.g Toy stories, nemo, cars etc ad nauseam. Not watched incredibles but sure it relies on tired sitcom family tropes without their warmth or humour or observation. Kids should have magical films which take them somewhere incr...
by jasperjoffe
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:41 pm
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: WHY I HATE DISNEY PIXAR FILMS
Replies: 2
Views: 3340

WHY I HATE DISNEY PIXAR FILMS

Watched Wreck It Ralph which crystallised a lot of things I hate about Pixar. 1: The protoagonists,in films intended for children, possess only adulty pseudo-psychological motivations like achieving status within their peer group of toys or computer game characters and eventually triumph through sel...
by jasperjoffe
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:22 am
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: WHY I HATE DISNEY PIXAR FILMS
Replies: 2
Views: 3340

Re: Nobody Cares

Like that line about binoculars. And I guess most artists are self googlers so helpfully wwr is contributing to their learning curve. So let's keep crying in the wilderness!
by jasperjoffe
Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:51 am
 
Forum: Worldwidereview goes forum, what do you think?
Topic: Nobody Cares
Replies: 6
Views: 6748

Re: Nobody Cares

It's a beautiful ruin filled with interesting things. And google.sees all
by jasperjoffe
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:54 pm
 
Forum: Worldwidereview goes forum, what do you think?
Topic: Nobody Cares
Replies: 6
Views: 6748

eva Hesse at Hauser wirth

odd objects assembled as the playthings of plutocracy. These paintings transfix. Awkwardly made like school projects. Yet sensitive in their colour spectrum and composition.and most of all because they go off the edge. They seem to paint themselves with their insect oid protuberances, material like ...
by jasperjoffe
Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:50 pm
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: eva Hesse at Hauser wirth
Replies: 0
Views: 3164

rain man

became part of the language.surprises with its bleak 80s capitalism and no happy ending and how short cruise is and how crass thedepiction of autism is.
by jasperjoffe
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:53 am
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: rain man
Replies: 0
Views: 1903

le grand meaulnes.. Alain Fournier

Somehow missed out on Frances catcher in the rye. Though it's more romantic and melodramatic than that. Haunting and beautiful. yeh really
by jasperjoffe
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:50 am
 
Forum: Books
Topic: le grand meaulnes.. Alain Fournier
Replies: 0
Views: 2041

keith tyson at pace gallery

a really bad show. one of those artists whose work seems to be vastly overrated by the art market or something. and a whole bunch of the sort of stuff which i guess someone buys cos they think it looks cool, photorealism, or paintings by others which are painted over, or photos that look like painti...
by jasperjoffe
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:45 pm
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: keith tyson at pace gallery
Replies: 1
Views: 3728

mrs dalloway, virginia woolf

read this. A breathtakingly brilliant book, a few pages in you feel you have entered the conscious mind. one of those books you actually put down to consider what it all means.
by jasperjoffe
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:05 pm
 
Forum: Books
Topic: mrs dalloway, virginia woolf
Replies: 0
Views: 1946

house of cards, net flix

I am enjoying this, a bit soapy but glossy and well produced. Why oh why oh why is all good tv about antiheroes (mad men, breaking bad, sopranos etc etc). It's become the biggest tv cliche that we root for an evil-doer, a bad man. Must be subvert our hero worship in this ironic way forever and ever ...
by jasperjoffe
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:04 pm
 
Forum: Television
Topic: house of cards, net flix
Replies: 0
Views: 1863

the whitechapel gallery

some photos or something and a hollowed out tree with gold leaf. in my nasal imagination the galleries always smell of the worst shit, a legacy of the opening of the renovated space where a protestor, perhaps just a malicious artis,t had spread some foul smelling liquid excrement (smells like death ...
by jasperjoffe
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:01 pm
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: the whitechapel gallery
Replies: 0
Views: 3003

Re: Two Days in New York

i enjoyed it too, rock and delpy very good.
by jasperjoffe
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:32 pm
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: Two Days in New York
Replies: 1
Views: 2279

Re: Top Art & Design Schools (UK)

The Ruskin: mellow mists and fruitfulnesa, in my old day it was a good art school, have no idea if it's still creme de la creme. Someone told me you need three As to get in, which seems an irrelevant criterion.
by jasperjoffe
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:19 pm
 
Forum: Art News
Topic: Top Art & Design Schools (UK)
Replies: 7
Views: 5989

skyfall film streamed on xbox

Why does xbox stream TV at much higher definition. Will google. This is an entertaining bond. It relates to a pared down more confident idea of Britishness which was visible at the olympics. It's ok now to say.bloody and talk funny and be stoical with a gsoh. Of course no matter that we're current a...
by jasperjoffe
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:48 am
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: skyfall film streamed on xbox
Replies: 0
Views: 1808

Re: horse

I like food.I did paint giant still lives at the rca which.my diminutive tutor described as small beer writ large. They were of more luxurious items like.lobster.
by jasperjoffe
Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:05 pm
 
Forum: Food and general consumption
Topic: horse
Replies: 7
Views: 7182

horse

I mean I dont want to eat horses, but it's all meat meet once it's in the sausage, so hardly that shocking.
by jasperjoffe
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:35 pm
 
Forum: Food and general consumption
Topic: horse
Replies: 7
Views: 7182

Re: Elizabeth Price wins the turner prize

word missing?
by jasperjoffe
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:34 pm
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: Elizabeth Price wins the turner prize
Replies: 3
Views: 6616

three stooges farelly bros

not very good, the ersatz stooges are quite similar to the original but not funny. the best bit is the end when the fake farellys tells kids not to imitate this stuff at home.

what happened to the farellyies? something about mary is funny.
by jasperjoffe
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:30 pm
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: three stooges farelly bros
Replies: 0
Views: 1822

Re: Documentary on Michaël Borremans

your review is so satisfying I dont need to see this film!
by jasperjoffe
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:24 pm
 
Forum: Art Links (useful or interesting art sites)
Topic: Documentary on Michaël Borremans
Replies: 4
Views: 6099

Re: Martin Schnur @ Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg

they look like they're painted from photos!
by jasperjoffe
Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:43 pm
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: Martin Schnur @ Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg
Replies: 2
Views: 5314

Re: Curator Mary Anne Stevens on Manet @ The R.A.

there are some good manets, he paints asparagus well. they're just not at the ra
by jasperjoffe
Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:42 pm
 
Forum: Art Links (useful or interesting art sites)
Topic: Curator Mary Anne Stevens on Manet @ The R.A.
Replies: 2
Views: 3398

Philip Roth, Nemesis

Late. Roth got old and gave up. Defeat or admirable? This is the pared down, remembering late Roth, stark and rather gloomy. Still wadda journey from Portnoy to this which is more Henry Roth, or closer to Joseph Roth in its minimal style.
by jasperjoffe
Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:39 pm
 
Forum: Books
Topic: Philip Roth, Nemesis
Replies: 1
Views: 2217

the thick of it series one and two

Excellent. very funny and captures politics as one horrible schoollike experience.
by jasperjoffe
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:05 pm
 
Forum: Television
Topic: the thick of it series one and two
Replies: 0
Views: 1723

husbands and wives, woody allen

weird now that I am as old as the people in woody allen films and will never be an adult like his characters, its easy to forget how good they were before they got bad. Will a certain new york life ever be as beautiful as it is in this, and annie hall, and manhattan, perhaps a few others?
by jasperjoffe
Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:09 am
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: husbands and wives, woody allen
Replies: 0
Views: 1789

Diane Athill , Instead of A letter

Prefer Sybille Bedford, but Athill is good on life passing, lived, trying to live, her posh family seen in the round.
by jasperjoffe
Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:05 am
 
Forum: Books
Topic: Diane Athill , Instead of A letter
Replies: 0
Views: 1963

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gasp, it has a twist, then another. You feel the writers experiences stretched thin across the overly designed structure of this book. Flynn does create the usual readable tension of what will happen next, and what happens is of course not that interesting. Yet we read on. The protagonists cosciousn...
by jasperjoffe
Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:04 am
 
Forum: Books
Topic: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Replies: 0
Views: 2072

George Saunders

Wildly overrated by Jonathan, Zadie et al. I have now tried two of his books. The first was too mannered for words, and even his essays have too many capitalised nouns like Theme, which makes me think of Tom Wolfe, and lots of rather pious shucks cant we just love each other hippy crap in them. He m...
by jasperjoffe
Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:00 am
 
Forum: Books
Topic: George Saunders
Replies: 0
Views: 2095

Lincoln by Spielberg

Yes, Lincoln does remind you of ET. Quite good tension, although I KNEW they were going to ban that slavery thing in the end, I mean duh, how would Obama be president otherwise. Day Lewis does Lincolns funny stories well, and the film gives every actor in the world the chance to wear funny facial ha...
by jasperjoffe
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:56 am
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: Lincoln by Spielberg
Replies: 2
Views: 2685

mars caramel

A limited edition. Good. Flatter than a normal.mars. The caramel is pleasantly chewy. Not sickly sweet like caramela
by jasperjoffe
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:56 pm
 
Forum: Food and general consumption
Topic: mars caramel
Replies: 0
Views: 2014

louie fox tv uk

hurrah, for this sweared up seinfeld du jour arriving in UK . FX the sky channel has unveiled its true colours and is now called fox, which means they have actually got some better shows.
by jasperjoffe
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:26 pm
 
Forum: Television
Topic: louie fox tv uk
Replies: 1
Views: 1759

breaking bad

the new/old the wire for the boxed set bores. compelling, everytime walt makes progress he gets set back. The other characters are cliches or underdeveloped, they seem to not exist except in their interactions with walter white. however is compelling and addictive ( like meth?)
by jasperjoffe
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:41 am
 
Forum: Television
Topic: breaking bad
Replies: 0
Views: 1636

x box with Kinect, recherche du temps perdu

xcellent addition/ruination of my life. The TV streaming alone is worth it. It seems for one reason or another to receive a better picture from the same broadband than my other digital distraction devices. Connected to a 39 inch TV I can enjoy TV again visually, not just as narrative, a blurry enhan...
by jasperjoffe
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:54 am
 
Forum: Food and general consumption
Topic: x box with Kinect, recherche du temps perdu
Replies: 0
Views: 2006

new series 2 girls

I love girls
by jasperjoffe
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:47 am
 
Forum: Television
Topic: new series 2 girls
Replies: 4
Views: 4329

Re: Bring out the bodies Hillary Mantel

bourgeois: ie books as a lifestlye choice, historical must be good cos it's old/vinatage innit.
Read them in wrong order because i am pig headed.
by jasperjoffe
Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:35 pm
 
Forum: Books
Topic: Bring out the bodies Hillary Mantel
Replies: 2
Views: 3227
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