Gravity Review

Space, the great unknown, the last frontier left for humanity to impossibly try to conquer or at least comprehend marginally more than we already do. The arts have always held a strong fascination… Continue reading

Pondering a Film Adaptation of Morrissey’s Autobiography

Cinema loves a good adaptation, they always have and always will, in fact often it seems that without the age old delights of the written word there would be no films, such is… Continue reading

The Selfish Giant Review

“The British are Coming!” Paul Revere exclaimed to the sleepy people of Boston in the dead of the 1775 night, warning them of imminent arrival of some nasty British soldiers hankering for a… Continue reading

Captain Phillips Review

Just as the wicked winter nights draw in earlier and earlier so does the premature tattle surrounding the Oscars, usually which Hollywood A-lister is to saunter down the red carpet clutching the little… Continue reading

Blue Jasmine Review

  It’s difficult to know where to begin with Woody Allen, both his personal and professional life have been scrutinised to a point where it seems nothing remotely new or interesting can be… Continue reading

The best of what’s left of 2013’s Films

With the year drawing to an inevitable close through dark winter days and impending Christmas overload I thought it worth highlighting some of the films filling out the rest of 2013. Sure there… Continue reading

Filth Review

Way back in 1976 a radical new band appeared upon the musical horizon, a quartet of brash, vulgar horrors with no regard for convention and niceties, unlike anything seen before. Collectively known as… Continue reading

Prisoners Review

Relative unknown director Denis Villeneuve makes his debut in English language cinema with the obsessively gloomy, yet hauntingly intriguing murder mystery thriller Prisoners. A rare piece of original storytelling, Prisoners makes deep impressions… Continue reading

Rush Review

‘Modern Life is Rubbish’ Blur proclaimed with their second album’s name, playing on the ever present desire to harken back to the good old days when everything seemed better- the economy stronger, the… Continue reading

Film Directors in TV and Failings of Cinema

The emergence of readily available televisions in the 1950s coupled with the joys of mass consumption meant terminally bad news for cinema, abruptly destroying the pre-war golden age of film going. Attendances plummeted… Continue reading