Here we are coming towards the end of March and with no sign of spring appearing on the horizon. I am wondering where spring has gone. In spite of the cold, perfect cinema going weather, admissions in February dipped 8.8% to14m.
The good news however is that, thanks to a phenomenal January, cinema is still up by 7.5% year on year compared to 2012, exceeding 31m admissions in the first two months of 2013.
I very much enjoyed Song for Marion last week and quite by chance happened to pass Terence Stamp in Brewer Street on the same day I saw the movie. Quite a coincidence. I also saw Jude Law in Side Effects which I was thought was excellent and having belatedly seen Ben Affleck’s Argo, I can now appreciate why the movie picked up the major Oscar. What a tense, gripping movie with Affleck directing and acting superbly.