Magnificent folly, or Hindenburg-sized crash and burn? Cloud Atlas is so overloaded with ballast and baggage that it would, if we chose, be very easy indeed to scupper.
I will look back on 2012 as the year that I finally stopped procrastinating.
“What do you mean, I have to introduce the film?”
Here we are, in my front room. DocoBanksy, calmly sipping on a cup of my finest espresso. Next to him, Lady Dem, his soulmate, muse and sounding board. She looks at me sympathetically, but she knows the score as well as I. What Doco wants, Doco gets. It turns out Doco doesn’t want to introduce his own damn film at the opening night of the Portobello Film Festival. Which can only mean one thing.