Search found 97 matches

Return to advanced search

Re: night studio, a memoir of philip guston, by musa mayer

do you mean you read it twice, back to back? I too enjoyed the book. He doesn't come out of it looking like the best dad in the world.
by Jim
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:41 pm
 
Forum: Books
Topic: night studio, a memoir of philip guston, by musa mayer
Replies: 3
Views: 2101

Re: The alcoholic by Jonathan Ames

Speaking of different media, Jonathan Ames TV series Bored To Death is really good. Takes a while to get going but has some great moments.
by Jim
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:50 pm
 
Forum: Books
Topic: The alcoholic by Jonathan Ames
Replies: 2
Views: 1841

Re: the kids are alright

no unfortunately. I've just been watching guff like Captain America and American tv series lately. I'll be on here quick as a light if i see anything good. Recommendations always welcome.
by Jim
Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:48 pm
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: the kids are alright
Replies: 3
Views: 3352

Re: the kids are alright

The kids are all right. We already done this Joff, last jan. I loved it, said everyone was skinny, you defended the lardy, Corr wondered about Ruffulo's oscar success.
by Jim
Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:32 am
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: the kids are alright
Replies: 3
Views: 3352

Re: Alison Jacques' Worst Artist

That work does look crap. Show us some of yours CAP and we'll all write nice letters to Alison to make your case. Where's Charles Asprey these days by the way? Is he still in the art game? If you're posh, you could call him on the telephone, have a posh chat with him and see if he might be able to s...
by Jim
Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:19 am
 
Forum: Life (regular updates on somebody's existence)
Topic: Alison Jacques' Worst Artist
Replies: 5
Views: 5409

Re: The Adjustment Bureau by George Nolfi

Ha ha, nice one Corr. I watched this last night and agree that it was rubbish. Emily Blunt was in the great My Summer of Love a few years back, hope she'll be getting more jobs like that in future.
by Jim
Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:59 am
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: The Adjustment Bureau by George Nolfi
Replies: 3
Views: 3806

Re: Hi there,introducing myself

Don't know about anyone else but I look forward to your postings.
by Jim
Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:01 am
 
Forum: Food and general consumption
Topic: Hi there,introducing myself
Replies: 1
Views: 5708

Re: Fergus Feehily @ MODERT ART

These things are AWFUL. Can anybody imagine worse work? Thoughts of how smug little Fergus must feel after screwing the last screw into his crumpled tea towel and skip debris combo make me feel a bit sick. Achy achy coolness. puke.
by Jim
Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:13 pm
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: Fergus Feehily @ MODERT ART
Replies: 2
Views: 2879

Re: Ryan Mosley @ Alison Jacques Gallery

I love a good scrap but am not able to find the Collings/Mosley drubbing, the link just leads me to a Facebook homepage... is it just me? Looking at his Alison Jacques page I'd say i prefer Mosley's older stuff, as they say. maybe he was rushing to get a load of work done for his show? I'd say the p...
by Jim
Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:18 am
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: Ryan Mosley @ Alison Jacques Gallery
Replies: 7
Views: 8109

Re: Blue Valentine

Yes, a lot of scenes certainly seemed improvised and method-acted kind of thing.
by Jim
Wed May 25, 2011 6:25 am
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: Blue Valentine
Replies: 2
Views: 2991

Re: Turner Prize Shortlist 2011

I don't know anything about the others so I'll save my bitter contempt for the dull, ginger garage-door painter. Is little Georgie Shaw still pedaling that old guff about using Humbrol enamel paint for his paintings because he used to use it to paint Airfix models when he was a boy? Such nonsense. W...
by Jim
Sun May 15, 2011 5:19 am
 
Forum: Art News
Topic: Turner Prize Shortlist 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 6118

Re: Turner Prize Shortlist 2011

George Shaw is the only REAL artisty amongst the TRACEY-EMIN type BASTARDS> HE SHAOULD put teh rest oft them to SHAME. MY grand-DAUGHTER could make better "art" by smearing her poo on the wall them most of them.
by Jim
Fri May 06, 2011 9:19 pm
 
Forum: Art News
Topic: Turner Prize Shortlist 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 6118

Kynodontas.

This is a very interesting Greek film about a married couple who go to extraordinary lengths to shelter their 3 grown up children from the outside world. You have to suspend disbelief a bit but after those weirdos in Austria who kept a family/ young woman locked up in a room for years I suppose anyt...
by Jim
Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:11 pm
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: Kynodontas.
Replies: 0
Views: 1793

Re: Films about Gambling

your pitch has intrigued me. make this film and I will download it illegally and watch it.
by Jim
Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:50 pm
 
Forum: Life (regular updates on somebody's existence)
Topic: Films about Gambling
Replies: 3
Views: 5197

Re: the hare with the amber eyes, edmund de waal

I had to give up eventually. Thanks for the encouragement bookie, but even the prospect of the nazis wasn't enough to keep me reading about what this dullard's super-rich forebears wore on a particular day or in to which room in their palace they put a particular armoire. Each to their own I suppose...
by Jim
Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:16 am
 
Forum: Books
Topic: the hare with the amber eyes, edmund de waal
Replies: 4
Views: 5020

Re: True Grit

has anyone seen Appaloossa ? i thought that was a pretty good recent western.
by Jim
Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:48 pm
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: True Grit
Replies: 7
Views: 7011

Re: True Grit

I agree with the mrharrypye - for me, it doesn't quite hit the spot. There are great elements but it has that Coen Bros curse.... the whole never lives up to the promise of the parts. (or something) It's well worth watching, great acting, great details but it doesn't add up to a great film. Have the...
by Jim
Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:45 pm
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: True Grit
Replies: 7
Views: 7011

Re: Dating customs in the philippines. Behaviour of dating.

that was my response to an original post.... which I assume has been deleted? I can't remember what it was but it was nuts.
by Jim
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:46 pm
 
Forum: Random Stuff
Topic: Dating customs in the philippines. Behaviour of dating.
Replies: 3
Views: 4205

Re: the hare with the amber eyes, edmund de waal

I'm reading this at the mo' and taking my time with it cos the author is doing his very best to repel me. He descends from a bunch of idle rich wasters who swan around the early part of the century splashing out their millions of fripperies, trinkets, bibelots and the odd decent painting. If I was h...
by Jim
Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:46 am
 
Forum: Books
Topic: the hare with the amber eyes, edmund de waal
Replies: 4
Views: 5020

Alone In Berlin.

Written in 1947 by a geezer who was there so I guess the depiction of the relentlessly grim, paranoid misery of everyday life in Berlin during the war is a faithful representation. A good yarn which out1984s 1984 about the little guy saying fuck you to the man even though the man has secret police, ...
by Jim
Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:40 am
 
Forum: Books
Topic: Alone In Berlin.
Replies: 1
Views: 2341

new Radiohead album

I think the first five eights is not very good but the last three eights is good.
by Jim
Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:08 pm
 
Forum: Music
Topic: new Radiohead album
Replies: 1
Views: 2711

Re: "They messed with the wrong person..."

What's Basel's reason for booting them out?
by Jim
Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:45 am
 
Forum: Art News
Topic: "They messed with the wrong person..."
Replies: 3
Views: 3807

Re: Ellie Davies at 10GS

Graduated in 2008 I think. So is there any photoshopping as it is? In the trail of ferns leading away it to the woods in particular I wonder? Is it more Gursky or Goldsworthy? I agree about more theatrical lighting, especially in the island ones... maybe more punch, more incident would be good in ge...
by Jim
Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:51 am
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: Ellie Davies at 10GS
Replies: 4
Views: 4935

Re: Dating customs in the philippines. Behaviour of dating.

What the FUUUUUCCCKKKKKK?????????
by Jim
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:27 pm
 
Forum: Random Stuff
Topic: Dating customs in the philippines. Behaviour of dating.
Replies: 3
Views: 4205

Blue Valentine

Story Of A Crap Relationship it could be subtitled. I found Ryan Gosling really annoying, or was it his character? I think it was him. Michele Williams was good though. The film picked up a little bit as it went on and the back story gave the contemporary scenes a bit of narrative depth but overall ...
by Jim
Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:00 am
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: Blue Valentine
Replies: 2
Views: 2991

the guardian music podcast

.... is brilliant. Check it out! Stay well informed on lots of good music. And never have to listen to James Blunt again.
by Jim
Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:20 pm
 
Forum: Music
Topic: the guardian music podcast
Replies: 0
Views: 2227

Re: what art is by germaine greer

Greenberg the film was not very good in my opinion but the guy who made it previously made a film called The Squid and The Whale which I thought was good.
by Jim
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:20 pm
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: what art is by germaine greer
Replies: 7
Views: 6630

Re: The Town

I also thought this was not a bad film. I liked the way it focused on the lives behind the heist rather than emphasizing the action/guns/car chases bits, which we've all seen a hundred times. Ben Affleck does good directoring too.
by Jim
Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:35 am
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: The Town
Replies: 2
Views: 3041

Re: George Condo

Ouch! In your face Condo. I might change my mind if i saw any of his paintings in the flesh (doubt it though) but I think JS is being generous when he says "Condo is an enthusiastic confident drawer who paints in high-keyed funky color with flourish." And "People always say Condo is a...
by Jim
Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:37 pm
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: George Condo
Replies: 11
Views: 11961

Re: Andrew Graham Dixon.com

Privileged!?! Indeed. How do you know he didn't support himself through the Westminster School as a young fellow with his earnings from a paper-round? Trudging through the rain and snow in the dark early mornings dreaming of one day attending the Courtauld Institute while working weekends in KFC? Al...
by Jim
Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:39 am
 
Forum: Art Links (useful or interesting art sites)
Topic: Andrew Graham Dixon.com
Replies: 7
Views: 7713

Re: Andrew Graham Dixon.com

I think a man who has written more than one million words deserves more respect than he is being shown here. That's one million, think about it, all about art. I have seen him on the telly and I can tell you he has at least one million useful hand gestures too.
by Jim
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:31 pm
 
Forum: Art Links (useful or interesting art sites)
Topic: Andrew Graham Dixon.com
Replies: 7
Views: 7713

Re: Susan Hiller's Tate Britain exhibition is dismal

Judy Is A Dickslap is the name of another song. I don't think it is in any way anti-Semitic but it's an instrumental so who knows?
by Jim
Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:18 pm
 
Forum: Art News
Topic: Susan Hiller's Tate Britain exhibition is dismal
Replies: 5
Views: 6005

Re: Hereafter

Clint is a talented 80 year old, even if i don't liked any of his films that i can think of, since Unforgiven anyway.

What about The Sweet Hearafter? I thought that was great. (No Frenchies)
by Jim
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:06 pm
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: Hereafter
Replies: 2
Views: 3090

Art mags.

I will soon be deciding which mag gets my subscription dosh. I have narrowed it down to Frieze and Art Monthly which I have alternated between for the last few years. For me they are on opposite ends of the popular art mag spectrum, Frieze is kind of fun and accessible and very a la mode, but I'm pu...
by Jim
Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:53 pm
 
Forum: Random Stuff
Topic: Art mags.
Replies: 2
Views: 3663

Re: Sean Scully

Indeed. Expect to see him on my bitter-list. Even he must be stunned at his success. I enjoyed that little film on the Guardian tho', quite an accent.
by Jim
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:17 pm
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: Sean Scully
Replies: 3
Views: 3695

Re: John Adams (HBO series)

I like Paul G's voice a lot. i think that series kind of dragged but i enjoyed the courtroom bits at the start and the White House in a building site later. The guy who played George Washington was the actor who had that brilliant cameo in The Hurt Locker, "spoken like a wild man" etc. and...
by Jim
Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:35 pm
 
Forum: Television
Topic: John Adams (HBO series)
Replies: 3
Views: 5749

Re: George Condo

I think Condo is a dreadful artist and his success is baffling to me. I liked that mad magazine guy when I was a child and I'd say if I had had a set of oil paints at the time I would have made paintings that look like Condo's stuff. It's not even bad enough to be interesting. What am I missing? I w...
by Jim
Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:33 am
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: George Condo
Replies: 11
Views: 11961

Re: BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE - Forgiveness Rock Record

The only Broken Social Scene album I have is You Forgot It In People which is very good. There's a song on it called I'm Still Your Fag so there is at least that gay reference. I must give the new one a listen.
by Jim
Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Music
Topic: BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE - Forgiveness Rock Record
Replies: 3
Views: 4430

Re: ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE: NIGHT WORK CURATED BY SCISSOR SIST

Whatever happened to that toff Charles Asprey who used to run Asprey Jacques with her?
by Jim
Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:27 pm
 
Forum: Art News
Topic: ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE: NIGHT WORK CURATED BY SCISSOR SISTERS
Replies: 5
Views: 5776

Re: The Kids Are All Right.

I didn't think it was a good thing that everyone was very skinny, it was just remarkable. Is everyone in L.A. like that? That's the impression this film gives.
I am not skinny. Is everyone alright?
by Jim
Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:11 pm
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: The Kids Are All Right.
Replies: 5
Views: 5457

Re: The Kids Are All Right.

forgot to say, everyone's very skinny.
by Jim
Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:13 am
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: The Kids Are All Right.
Replies: 5
Views: 5457

The Kids Are All Right.

I thought it was brilliant. Good music, drama, excellent acting, funny. But that guy is never 15.
by Jim
Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:45 pm
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: The Kids Are All Right.
Replies: 5
Views: 5457

Re: Winter's Bone.

Wonderfully put CAP. If I had read WB before seeing it I never would have been able to imagine the Missouri sticks as it looks in the film. I ordered another Woodrell book after watching it, Tomato something, so I'm slightly disappointed to hear WB is his best, if you know what I mean. I'll certainl...
by Jim
Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:34 pm
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: Winter's Bone.
Replies: 4
Views: 4344

Winter's Bone.

Now this is a good film.
by Jim
Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:19 pm
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: Winter's Bone.
Replies: 4
Views: 4344

inception

Lots of brylcreem, no story. Actors having to say loads of clunky rubbish for the first half of the film so we, the thicko viewers, could understand the rules of their universe. Christopher Nolan had an idea, ie, people popping into other peoples' dreams and having adventures there and was so chuffe...
by Jim
Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:18 pm
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: inception
Replies: 0
Views: 1857

Claire Denis' 35 Rhum.

Taped it off the telly and I feel like I'm wading through treacle trying to get to the end. I've always heard she makes great films, albeit slow ones, but this is so tedious. All the characters are creepy. Some of the music is good but apart from that I'm just about to pull the plug. Is there any re...
by Jim
Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:52 pm
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: Claire Denis' 35 Rhum.
Replies: 2
Views: 3263

Re: ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE: NIGHT WORK CURATED BY SCISSOR SIST

It could be either, coincidentally the Hammer Museum in LA is having a big show next summer with the same title. Night Work, My Old Man's a Dustman, is curated by Mumford and Sons.

I am unable to provide a link at this time.
by Jim
Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:28 am
 
Forum: Art News
Topic: ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE: NIGHT WORK CURATED BY SCISSOR SISTERS
Replies: 5
Views: 5776
Previous

Return to advanced search

cron