Month: May 2021

Wilt

When I was a kid in the mid 80s, I adored things like Not the Nine O’Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones; the latter series coming from two alumni – Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones – of the former. It was a rich time for UK comedy...

Jojo Rabbit

It would have been late 2019 when I first heard about Jojo Rabbit. “Taika Waititi dressed up as Hitler, poking fun at the Third Reich…” was the elevator pitch from friends. Well, colour me interested. Like so many films (and books, and audios, and albums, etc), it was one...

Spooks: The Greater Good

Well, wasn’t this a game of two halves? On one hand, yes, it follows on from where Spooks ended on TV, albeit a few years down the road. It has several returning characters from that cast which gives a sense of continuity, most notably Peter Firth as Sir Harry...