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Review: The Trip, Pina and Paranormal Activity 3

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Michael Winterbottom’s The Trip is the best picture about middle-aged male angst since Sideways, and it’s possibly even better than that fine film. Two privileged English celebrities spend a week driving around the North of England from one fine restaurant to another, eating and drinking themselves silly on someone else’s dime. And yet, something darker is up.

Self-absorbed “Steve Coogan” (Steve Coogan) is separated from his girlfriend, distanced from his children, desperate for recognition as a serious actor but all too often welcomed by strangers with a warm-hearted but annoying repetition of his great TV catchphrase (Alan Partridge’s “Ah-ha”). On the surface, “Rob Brydon” (Rob Brydon) is a happily married man with a young child, a moderately successful TV and stand-up career but, as Coogan points out in a pathos-ridden trip the ruined Bolton Abbey, there’s something about Brydon’s neverending celebrity impressions and forced bonhomie that suggests he hasn’t quite got to grips with the real world.

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Review: Brick and more ...

By Cinema and Reviews

This week’s Capital Times cinema review (as-yet un-annotated): Brick, directed by Rian Johnson, World Trade Center, directed by Oliver Stone, Garfield : A Tale of Two Kitties, directed by Tim Hill, Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story, directed by Michael Winterbottom

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