A Little Chaos – Film Review

A Little Chaos is a film about gardening. And love. And loss. And English actors playing French people. Some of these actors come from the part of France where they sound like they are from Manchester. Others are from the posh London parts…

The Water Diviner – Film Review

I had never reviewed a film before going to the press screening of Russell Crowe’s new motion picture The Water Diviner in which he both stars and directs. Russell Crowe is the Australian star who first came to Hollywood’s attention in the…

Get Hard – Film Review

It seems pointless to give this movie any kind of review. Have you ever seen a Will Ferrell movie before? Then you probably know what to expect from this one. In fact, you probably know what to expect from this movie by simply looking at…

CHAPPiE – A Review

“With the thoughts I’d be thinking I could be another Lincoln” sang the scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz. He wanted a brain despite the fact he had enough intelligence to write and perform a song about it. Neill Blomkamp’s third feature film…

I Was A Teenage Santa Claus

Only at this time of year, this supposed season of silly in which Christians uphold the ancient Pagan practice of keeping electrified trees indoors and you find yourself saying “don’t forget to plug out the tree” without blinking an ear as…

Funny Thing About Cancer

I have had a busy year. Three surgeries, two of them major, one of them minor and a little procedure in-between. But that’s what has to happen when you get a cancer diagnosis. Bowel cancer to be specific. ‘Hang on a damn-blasted minute!’ I…

Bond is a Prick

I’m a big fan of the movies so I am. I’ve always loved escaping into a world of fantasy populated by fantastical characters in fantastical situations being fantastic. In my small midlands town we had a one screen cinema and I grew up in…