Knives Out

It's hard to avoid the fact that, increasingly, every time I go to the cinema the film I'm seeing is based on something else, is part of a larger whole or, simply, is just intentionally over complicated by things outside of the movie. Rian Johnson's latest, Knives Out, then is a refreshing antidote to this... Continue Reading →

Murder On The Orient Express

There's often talk of tapping into different audiences with films, with one that comes up with fair regularity being the somewhat patronisingly named 'grey pound'. On paper Kenneth Branagh's take on Agatha Christie's famed mystery, Murder On The Orient Express, falls firmly into this category with its cast of familiar faces, well-known name and the... Continue Reading →

From Hell

Alan Moore’s writing has always been something apart from what was around him. Certainly his 1980s work for American comics giant DC has, and can be, included with that decades re-evaluation of the form, but even next to his contemporaries from that era his work has always seemed to stand apart. So, from the voice... Continue Reading →

True Detective

Generally speaking the TV detective drama is not one that appeals to me greatly. From the standard fare of British made TV shows, to the more recent spate of Scandinavian series and more intense and modern British variants, aside from the comic book inflected Sherlock, none have appealed enough in their marketing to make me... Continue Reading →

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