Thursday, 11 February 2016

Semicolon (February)

‘The Forgotten World of the Semicolon’ gets release 11 February. Dot meets Curl in a romcom rerun, but looks deceive. Johansson the hyphen stretches the part for all it’s worth, while Cumberbatch plays credible, if irritating, full-stops. Notice how semicolons hang about making half-hearted efforts at Spanish question-marks? Jacobi and Barlow do their quote-marks shtick, but it persists, who’s the semicolon? And do we need it? Is life a brutish, short sentence? Or will a semicolon change everything? Winslet gets around; she leaves her trademark afterthoughts. Or is it Rush, splitting time between characteristic straight and characteristic quirk? Four stars.

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