My Attempt To Write A Simpsons Episode And A Few Other Experiences

You know, looking back it’s kind of laughable that my original intention for this blog was to write about my screenwriting career. In two years I’ve written a grand total … Continue reading My Attempt To Write A Simpsons Episode And A Few Other Experiences

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Review: Saint Judy (2018) – The Erin Brockovich of Immigration [Raindance Film Festival 2018]

I don’t think it’s too controversial to say that, over the past two years, the United States’ immigration policies have taken quite a drastic turn. The famous words inscribed at … Continue reading Review: Saint Judy (2018) – The Erin Brockovich of Immigration [Raindance Film Festival 2018]

The Short View: The Iron Village (1973) – A Lost Naval Documentary Comes To The Surface

Synopsis: The Iron Village takes a short look at the lives and work of the thousands of men serving aboard the British aircraft carrier, HMS Ark Royal. Running Time: 34 … Continue reading The Short View: The Iron Village (1973) – A Lost Naval Documentary Comes To The Surface

Review: King of Thieves (2018) – A Heist Hardly Worth Watching

For those of you that live outside the U.K. it may be hard to comprehend why the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit burglary in 2015 struck such a cord with the British psyche. … Continue reading Review: King of Thieves (2018) – A Heist Hardly Worth Watching

The Short View: G is for Gun (2018) – A Grim Look Into The Arming of American Teachers

Author’s Note: I contributed to this short film’s Kickstarter Campaign. Official Synopsis: G is for Gun is a thirty-minute documentary film exploring the highly controversial trend of armed faculty and staff … Continue reading The Short View: G is for Gun (2018) – A Grim Look Into The Arming of American Teachers

Why The Academy Must Start Rewarding Stunt Work In Movies

Most of you have probably never heard of 77-year-old Terry Leonard. But with nearly 150 credits to his name, chances are you’ve seen him on screen. Well, maybe not his … Continue reading Why The Academy Must Start Rewarding Stunt Work In Movies

Directing Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3 – Who’s Getting The Gig?

This whole high-profile firing of directors is becoming a thing, isn’t it? I refer, of course, to the recent firing of director and writer James Gunn from Guardians of the … Continue reading Directing Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3 – Who’s Getting The Gig?

Review: Tag (2018) – A Childish True Story That Evokes Plenty of Fun

“Based on a true story” is hardly an unfamiliar tag for a movie, but usually it’s restricted to the dramatic types that the Academy Awards enjoy orgasming over every year. … Continue reading Review: Tag (2018) – A Childish True Story That Evokes Plenty of Fun

Review: The Final Year (2017) – Politics In A More Civilised Age

While the similarities between a successful documentary and a successful fiction film are too numerous to list, one shared aspect is a portrayal of either conflict or drama. Doesn’t matter … Continue reading Review: The Final Year (2017) – Politics In A More Civilised Age

Review: Aftermath (2017) – A Great Dramatic Performance From The Governator

There’s no argument that, for probably the rest of human history, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be remembered purely as an action star. And quite rightly too. There aren’t too many actors … Continue reading Review: Aftermath (2017) – A Great Dramatic Performance From The Governator

Review: The Mercy (2018) – A Touching Performance By Colin Firth

There are currently 7.6 billion people living on planet Earth. But what that number also represents are the 7.6 billion stories out there for us to listen to. Old or … Continue reading Review: The Mercy (2018) – A Touching Performance By Colin Firth

Theatre Review: Fuck You Pay Me (2018) – A Play at the Waterloo Vaults [VAULT Festival 2018]

You know, over the past 11 years I’ve worked in theatre, I have seen some astounding events in the West End. I’ve seen a show where it rained on stage … Continue reading Theatre Review: Fuck You Pay Me (2018) – A Play at the Waterloo Vaults [VAULT Festival 2018]