For about a decade I've tried to catch every Oscar-nominated film. This year I actually managed it. Catching Oscar Nominees in a timely fashion sounds easier than it is. Many films fall in the early-year window, but there's always one or two that require some premonitionary skills the previous year. Often, a few features fall short of... Continue Reading →
"There's a hole in the world like a great black pit, and the vermin of the world inhabit it. And it's morals aren't worth what a pig can spit, and it goes by the name of London" - Sweeney Todd Alright Sondheim, give it a rest! This year, I finally made it to Lumiere, the... Continue Reading →
"Reliving the adverts, so you can't forget them" My second Christmas ad wrap - that makes a tradition! Here's my round-up of this year's best of British festive ads - the ones we've ALL waited a year for - could they ever live up to that hype? Well, let's jump right in, repeating the familiar mantra,... Continue Reading →
Hull: City of Culture 2017. In the year it dawned on some that the game will soon be up for European-supported cultural cities, Kingston-Upon-Hull embraced it. I stepped off Hull Trains for a weekend and my first visit to that patch of the East Riding. It was quick step around Hull, loosely demanded by some... Continue Reading →
Seven stages of Mark Bolan and T Rex's career to mark the 40th anniversary of the King of Hackney's death.