Middle-Earth vs The Seven Kingdoms: A Night of Music at the London Palladium

When comparing the titanic successes of Lord of the Rings (LOTR) and Game of Thrones (GoT); there is no doubt that both franchises brought fantasy to the forefront of mainstream pop … Continue reading Middle-Earth vs The Seven Kingdoms: A Night of Music at the London Palladium

Review: Back Door To Hell (1964) – A Jack Nicholson Retrospective

Click here for the introduction and the first review in my Jack Nicholson Retrospective. My sincerest apologies to the four people that were flaying themselves in a noble attempt to … Continue reading Review: Back Door To Hell (1964) – A Jack Nicholson Retrospective

Review: In This Corner of The World (2017) – Japan in the Shadow of The Atomic Bomb

(Mild spoilers for Grave of the Fireflies) The thing about world cinema is that we in the UK generally only get the most commercial products put into our cinemas. After … Continue reading Review: In This Corner of The World (2017) – Japan in the Shadow of The Atomic Bomb

Review: Land of Mine (2017) – Denmark’s Post-WWII Secret

Over the years I have learnt that if you choose to attend a film festival, don’t waste time going to see the big (or even middle) budget Hollywood movies. Whether … Continue reading Review: Land of Mine (2017) – Denmark’s Post-WWII Secret

“We Shall Fight On The Beaches” – A Review of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk (2017)

Man, Christopher Nolan’s a right old grumpy fuddy-duddy, isn’t he? “Boo hoo! I don’t like Netflix.” “Boo hoo! I don’t like filming on digital.” “Boo hoo! I only want to … Continue reading “We Shall Fight On The Beaches” – A Review of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk (2017)

Review: Churchill (2017) – The Main Man or The Main Menace of World War II?

Being of both British and Asian descent, I’ve always been very well aware of the two sides to Winston Churchill. (For my American readers, when I say Asian, I mean … Continue reading Review: Churchill (2017) – The Main Man or The Main Menace of World War II?

The Tragedy Of George R.R. Martin And His Future Books

[Spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 1-6 and the entire Song of Ice and Fire Book Saga] On its release in 2011, Game of Thrones almost immediately became one of … Continue reading The Tragedy Of George R.R. Martin And His Future Books

We Need a Story to Inspire a Nation – A Look at Their Finest (2017)

The first of two Dunkirk related films to be released this year, Their Finest (adapted from the 2009 novel Their Finest Hour and a Half) is definitely one of those stereotypical period … Continue reading We Need a Story to Inspire a Nation – A Look at Their Finest (2017)

My Review of Hacksaw Ridge (2017)

This review was originally published in September 2016 and has been updated to reflect its 2017 release in the UK. Minor Spoilers Follow I was lucky enough to see an … Continue reading My Review of Hacksaw Ridge (2017)