Category: Film

From the Sky Down

I was inspired by Achtung Baby’s 29th anniversary the other day to pen a few words on the LP; something that I didn’t know was coming up on the calendar. It just happened and in the best way, whoosh, the words came out. Meanwhile, a good month or so back,...

Re-watch: It Couldn’t Happen Here

In late 1987 I was absolutely taken with the Pet Shop Boys’ cover of Always on My Mind. The band were already well established in pop, and the upbeat cover of the Elvis song sounded fantastic. To top it all off, it had an absolutely bizarre video clip with...

Eight Days a Week

I’ve been a Beatles fan for as long as I can remember and, as well as the actual music, I grew up with a lot of ‘supplemental material’ that informed my fandom for the group as well. Reference books were the big one, but my older brother also had...

Re-watch: The Red Baron

I recently re-watched The Red Baron, a German-British film from 2008, and with it being set during WW1 and today being Remembrance Day, what better time to talk about it and its themes? First up, the most striking thing about this film is that it exists at all. Movies...