Star Trek: Nemesis

A little while ago I finished the epic journey that is re-watching the main run of the Star Trek TV series from the original through to Voyager, and one bit of the 'New Generation' era remained, the final movie, Star Trek: Nemesis. Rather like it's predecessor, Insurrection, it's one I hadn't seen since it was... Continue Reading →

Isle of Dogs

I've had a bit of an up and down relationship with the works of Wes Anderson. While I loved The Grand Budapest Hotel and enjoyed The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, his arguably most revered work, The Royal Tenenbams, left me entirely cold. So, coming to his latest, Isle Of Dogs, meant an optimistic sense but one... Continue Reading →

All The President’s Men

A few weeks ago I delved my way into Oliver Stone’s historically dubious but fascinating look at the repercussions of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, JFK, so, I thought I’d continue the trend of films related to politically earth-shaking events in the USA since the Second World War, by watching All The President’s... Continue Reading →

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 →

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