Saturday Review 7 – Operation Finale; Owen Vol 9; From Our Own Correspondent; The White Album; Masterchef; Cafe Scilia

Film – Operation Finale – 7/10 If you have Netflix then don’t miss this film.  The story of the capture of Adolf Eichmann is fascinating enough and this film certainly captures that – but it also raises some great questions and teaches some important lessons. Why do people hate the Jews so much?   “The history of the Jewish people is steeped in suffering and persecution” … Continue reading Saturday Review 7 – Operation Finale; Owen Vol 9; From Our Own Correspondent; The White Album; Masterchef; Cafe Scilia

Boxing Day, Babette’s Feast, Masterchef and Chrysostom on the Lusts of Luxurious Living!

In the United Kingdom (and in some other countries – notably those that used to be part of the British Empire) the day after Christmas is known as Boxing Day.  This is probably because it was a day when tradesmen and servants were given ‘Christmas Boxes’ by those they served.  Others think it may have been called Boxing Day because it became a day of … Continue reading Boxing Day, Babette’s Feast, Masterchef and Chrysostom on the Lusts of Luxurious Living!

Jason Bourne – Bourne Masterchef?

  I thought the first Bourne movie was excellent, the second even better and the third not quite as good, but nonetheless worth seeing again.  So I was genuinely excited about seeing what the new one would bring.  Especially as it has Tommy Lee Jones playing his usual grizzled character. The film has its good points – well shot, fairly dramatic and Matt Damon’s body … Continue reading Jason Bourne – Bourne Masterchef?

The Hundred-Foot Journey – The ‘Masterchef’ film.

This was a good evening’s entertainment but I won’t be buying the DVD. The story is of an Indian family who set up an Indian restaurant in a French village, just across the road from a Michelin starred French Restaurant, run by Madame Mallory (wonderfully played by Helen Mirren). The film is beautifully shot (especially the food!), it is warm, gentle and a real feel-good … Continue reading The Hundred-Foot Journey – The ‘Masterchef’ film.