The Dark Tower

Stephen King's epic series of fantasy novels, The Dark Tower, is one of those sets of stories that has become part of the furniture of its genre, a little like modern Tolkien, so, even though I haven't read any of it I've long been aware of it in general terms. This meant that the release... Continue Reading →

JFK: Directors Cut

Oliver Stone's JFK is one of those films that has firmly lodged itself into popular culture. While some films are there because of how good they are, and some because of how bad, JFK seems to be there because of the ideas it brought into the mainstream. Whether these ideas are true or otherwise is... Continue Reading →

Churchill (2017)

It feels somewhat like I've come to Jonathan Teplitzky's Churchill backwards as, spurred on by The Crown, Dunkirk and Darkest Hour, I thought it would provide another interesting view into this part of early-to-mid 20th century history, even though it was released before at least two of those others. Unfortunately, while it sounds like an... Continue Reading →

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Less than six months after The Last Jedi kicked up a fuss with many we are back in the Star Wars universe, but this time before the events of A New Hope to find out how Han Solo got his trousers... ok so that's a bit of an in joke but in Solo: A Star... Continue Reading →

1000 Posts Later…

A little over six years ago I started this blog as a place to archive some of the freelance writing I was doing for different magazines and newspapers, as well a seeing a place for original articles and entries related to my radio work. Now, as I hit 1000 posts, I thought I'd take a... Continue Reading →

Monty Python’s Life Of Brian

With the entirety of the Monty Python series having appeared on Netflix in recent weeks I've been somewhat spoiled with what to watch, having casually rewatched a fair chunk of the Flying Circus, along with a recent documentary series on the team, I thought it time to revisit the films. Given I've relatively recently seen... Continue Reading →

Avengers: Infinity War

To say the hype around Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War has been extreme would be an understatement. When the first Avengers movie (aka Avengers Assemble) was released it felt like an unsurpassable moment in mainstream comic book movies, Marvel have since surpassed that on at least two occasions with the broader scope of Age of Ultron... Continue Reading →

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