Time Expired

“A simple man loves his job as a parking enforcement officer / traffic warden. When he discovers he is dying, he just wants everything to stay the way it is.” Time Expired – (freely available on youtube). With the best will in the world, and in my opinion only, it’s not a “profound meditation onContinue reading “Time Expired”

Blade on the Feather: Dennis Potter

Blade on the Feather (1980) by Dennis Potter. Essentially, never trust an old Etonian. Recommended despite the presence of Tom Conti – what higher recommendation could there be? Donald Pleasence does his usual Rolls-Royce acting bit, and there aren’t too many of the usual Potter preoccupations to tick off… but obviously there have to beContinue reading “Blade on the Feather: Dennis Potter”

Lindsay Anderson – The White Bus (1967)

The White Bus (1967). This film contains, apparently, Anthony Hopkins’s first screen role – towards the end, blink and you’ll miss it… Many years ago, I used to see Lindsay Anderson (as a rather infirm and bent-over old chap) every Saturday morning, waiting for Finchley Road Waitrose to open… We mainly talked about the WaitroseContinue reading “Lindsay Anderson – The White Bus (1967)”