Guerilla – just don’t

Just to be clear, this is not a fair review of this programme. It is not fair because I found the programme so awful, that I could only manage to get through one episode of six. I started watching the second episode but had to switch off after twenty minutes. So, to be clear, I did not enjoy it.

Artistic Borders

Jules Winnfield, Zeus Carver, Mace Windu are all names that are familiar to film fans around the world. The Bible-quoting hitman, the reluctant, foul-mouthed, heroic, John McClane sidekick and the black Jedi. These characters, along with dozens - over one hundred - others, were brought to life by one man; Samuel L. Jackson.

A Filmmaker’s Kind Of Movie – Locke

I was wanting to watch the movie 'John Wick', as it had not got much of a theatrical release here in Blighty, so checked to see when it was coming to one of the subscription services. Netflix and all the other streaming services had a date of February third. Brilliant, I've got Netflix, I thought,…

The Secret Service Of Seen It Before

Kingsman: The Secret Service is a peculiar film. Whilst highly enjoyable and well executed - by the ever reliable Matthew Vaughn - the story of a ne'er do well, diamond in the rough, London street youth, who is recruited to join the most secret of secret agent cabals, is entertaining yet immediately forgettable. Taron Egerton…

Never Work Again.

It is said that if you can find, do and get paid for what you love, you will never work again, the intimation being that you enjoy it so much it does not feel like work. Hmm. Envy is such an ugly emotion. Unfortunately, as magnanimous or blasé as one wants to be, there very…

Listed: Films I enjoyed in 2014

People love a list. Whether it is the order, the ease of information, or an OCD, general malaise, people love a list. People who write love a list more than most. When I speak of people who write, I mean fellow bloggers, journalist - 'list' is in their job! - and other sporadic scribes. The…

Oh Anna….

Anna Akana - https://www.youtube.com/user/AnnaAkana/featured - is an Asian actress, comedienne, and filmmaker with a channel on YouTube that has - including me - over one million subscribers. Her viewing figures are approaching the hundred million mark and she puts out opinionated and entertaining content on a regular basis. Her monologues to camera, generally interspersed with snappy, comedic,…

Thank you ladies, thank you.

Only two weeks into my weekly review of random short films and I'm already thinking of branching out! This week I am reviewing/highlighting a YouTube video. Yes, I realise that technically most short films would also fall into this category, but this is not a short film. Nor is it - you'll be happy to…

’12 Years…’ a rave?

Two things: I am not a big fan of Steve McQueen (director, not long deceased movie star, he was alright). 'Shame' was just a horrible, soulless film - my personal opinion - that was trying too hard to be clever. Secondly; actors must absolutely love him. Even though I did not enjoy 'Shame', the acting…