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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Films for Planes Review: Patti Cakes

Patti Cakes ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

I couldn’t sleep so I flicked through the “new on board” category. I wasn’t bored enough to watch “Murder on the Orient Express” and I thought I recognised the name of this film from a good review I’d seen or heard so I thought I’d give it a try. But when I selected it, it didn’t look promising as it seemed to be something about rappers. But I figured I’d give it a try for a few minutes…

Wow. A movie that shouldn’t have liked but I enjoyed it immensely. I was caught up in it from the very first scene and genuinely wanted to know what was going to happen.

There’s a slight corniness to the story but all of the characters are interesting the story moves along at a clip. Even though I wouldn’t call myself a rap fan, there’s an intensity to the music in the film that is universal. 

The woman who plays the lead character is absolutely excellent.

Rating System

In case you’d forgotten, I use a five sun rating system. It works like this:

  1. Movie gets one sun for interesting story with good acting.

  2. Movie gets one sun for not having an English villain.

  3. Movie gets one sun for not being too dark or having lots of special effects, so you can enjoy it properly on an airplane screen.

  4. Movie gets one sun if I watched all the way to the end without falling asleep or turning over because I was bored.

  5. Movie gets one sun if it doesn’t have Kate Winslet in it.

So any movie I watch on a place gets at least one sun, and if they pull out all the stops they can get five.

Tech companies are the new investment banks

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n the search for both higher returns and for something to do with all their money, they were, in a way, acting like banks, taking large anchor positions in new corporate debt offerings and essentially underwriting them the way that JPMorgan or Goldman Sachs might. Since such companies were not regulated like banks, it was difficult to see exactly what they were buying, how much they were buying, and what the market implications might be. Still, the idea that cash-rich tech companies might be the new systemically important institutions was compelling.

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