Category Archives: Stories

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

Falling Over Sideways: My review of Alexander Payne’s The Descendants

I’m reading a great book on screenwriting at the moment. It’s called Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect by Claudia Johnson. One of its main theses is that good (short) stories are patterns of life-changing discoveries that provide momentum to the

Falling Over Sideways: My review of Alexander Payne’s The Descendants

I’m reading a great book on screenwriting at the moment. It’s called Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect by Claudia Johnson. One of its main theses is that good (short) stories are patterns of life-changing discoveries that provide momentum to the

David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I approach all Hollywood remakes with a healthy dose of skepticism. Actually, to be honest, it’s probably more accurate to describe my attitude as a preset negative bias. What most frustrates me about Hollywood remakes is not the implicit assumption

David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I approach all Hollywood remakes with a healthy dose of skepticism. Actually, to be honest, it’s probably more accurate to describe my attitude as a preset negative bias. What most frustrates me about Hollywood remakes is not the implicit assumption

My First Short Film

Hi everyone. My co-writer/director, Ben Nicholson, and I have just made our first short film, Insha’Allah, available for viewing online. For those of you who haven’t seen it, we’d be grateful for your feedback. Good or bad – your views

My First Short Film

Hi everyone. My co-writer/director, Ben Nicholson, and I have just made our first short film, Insha’Allah, available for viewing online. For those of you who haven’t seen it, we’d be grateful for your feedback. Good or bad – your views

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