Month: August 2021

Patton

Where do you start with a film like Patton? It’s such an old film now, a lot of people might not realise it won seven Academy Awards back in the day, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. For portraying George S. Patton, actor George C. Scott...

Devil May Care

There was a time, long ago – helped by a one-and-a-bit hours each way on a train every day to work – where I’d smash an entire novel, and part of another, during the five day work week. Easy-peasy. The upshot of this being, when someone looks at the...

The Trip to Greece

I’m going to hate writing this piece because, broadly, I like all the films in this series: The Trip, The Trip to Italy, The Trip to Spain, and now, The Trip to Greece. Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan playing slightly tweaked versions of themselves, in exotic locations, eating great...

Dark

When I started watching Dark – an English dubbed, German science fiction thriller on Netflix – I had people crawling out of the woodwork to tell me to watch it carefully, it was very complex, and so on. Within a few episodes as the main theme of the series...

Val

When I was 11 years old, Val Kilmer was Iceman in Top Gun. I hated the character. I was resolutely on the side of Maverick and Goose. By the time I was 16, however, he was Jim Morrison in The Doors. I was heavily into the band at that...

The Rock

Back in June, during one of my late-night, ‘Let’s see what’s on YouTube…’ nights in front of the TV, I came across, The Rock is DEFINITELY a James Bond Movie. I was intrigued by this and concluded: 25 years since The Rock came out? Whoa. Had I ever seen...