Category Archives: Books

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Longevity is a rare thing in the motion picture business, but what makes the Coen Brothers 30 year career truly remarkable is the consistent quality of their work. Co-writing, editing, directing and producing nearly all of their films, the Coens

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Longevity is a rare thing in the motion picture business, but what makes the Coen Brothers 30 year career truly remarkable is the consistent quality of their work. Co-writing, editing, directing and producing nearly all of their films, the Coens

Create-Destroy. The Week’s Playlist: 7 – 13 May

Each week I try (and often fail) to jot down a list of recommendations from the things that have made it onto my playlist. I use this term in its broadest possible sense to include film/DVD, music, podcasts, and video

Create-Destroy. The Week’s Playlist: 7 – 13 May

Each week I try (and often fail) to jot down a list of recommendations from the things that have made it onto my playlist. I use this term in its broadest possible sense to include film/DVD, music, podcasts, and video

Nonsense: Everything you need to know the Nativity but were afraid to ask

Yay, it’s nearly Christmas. Or rather, Present Day, as it should be known for those us who don’t profess any belief in god, go to church, or celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, and just want to get on with

Nonsense: Everything you need to know the Nativity but were afraid to ask

Yay, it’s nearly Christmas. Or rather, Present Day, as it should be known for those us who don’t profess any belief in god, go to church, or celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, and just want to get on with

The Week’s Playlist: 7-13 Nov. 2011 (Family, Music, & Travels Off the Beaten Track)

A personal selection of last week’s cultural highlights, in which the subjects of family, music and travels off the beaten track recur. Film: Passenger Side (2009) It’s a curious phrase “dry humour”. Taken as insult, it suggests a barren joke, one incapable

The Week’s Playlist: 7-13 Nov. 2011 (Family, Music, & Travels Off the Beaten Track)

A personal selection of last week’s cultural highlights, in which the subjects of family, music and travels off the beaten track recur. Film: Passenger Side (2009) It’s a curious phrase “dry humour”. Taken as insult, it suggests a barren joke, one incapable

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Film Review

For a slow-burning, adult-oriented feature, the new film by Tomas Alfredson, director of 2009’s Let the Right One In, has been a huge box office success. £20m in takings at the UK box office, plus an extended and wide cinematic

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Film Review

For a slow-burning, adult-oriented feature, the new film by Tomas Alfredson, director of 2009’s Let the Right One In, has been a huge box office success. £20m in takings at the UK box office, plus an extended and wide cinematic

This Week’s Play List: 14-20 February 2011

A personal selection of this week’s cultural highlights, including films, books, podcasts, radio shows and music. Films/DVDs: Books: Afghan Star.Dir. Havana Marking.”If there was no singing, the world would be silent”, says a shy young Afghan boy in the prologue

This Week’s Play List: 14-20 February 2011

A personal selection of this week’s cultural highlights, including films, books, podcasts, radio shows and music. Films/DVDs: Books: Afghan Star.Dir. Havana Marking.”If there was no singing, the world would be silent”, says a shy young Afghan boy in the prologue

This Week’s Play List: 8-13 February 2011

 A personal selection of the cultural highlights of my week, including films, books, podcasts, radio shows and music. Films/DVDs:  Books:                                                                       

This Week’s Play List: 8-13 February 2011

 A personal selection of the cultural highlights of my week, including films, books, podcasts, radio shows and music. Films/DVDs:  Books: