Let me start from the beginning. I never travel into the center of London by car, who, in their right mind, would? The public transport system, outside of rush hour, is more than adequate. Anyhow, I find myself with a …
Director: Paul King
Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman and Ben Wishaw (voice)
The first thing you notice about Paddington is that it is quintessentially English. The kind of English you associate with Chitty …
50 Shades of Grey
Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Starring: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson
Let’s start with a confession – I haven’t read the “Grey” trilogy. Not because I have any problem with the subject matter but for the same reason …
It’s that time of the year – awards season. This is when the studios release movies that make them look less like money making businesses and more like purveyors of art and culture. This is when we see the results of actors …
Egon Schiele at The Courtauld Gallery.
23rd October – 18th January 2015.
The Radical Nude.
First, let me nail my colours to the mast; I am a big fan of Schiele.
This exhibition does exactly what it says on the …
Guardians of the Galaxy
Director: James Gunn
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper (voice), Vin Diesel (voice)
I make no excuses; I am a little “geeky” when it comes to anything Marvel. I grew up with the characters, my …
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Mathew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain
I look forward to some movies the same way that kids look forward to Xmas. The agonising wait, the excitement as it gets nearer, the …
Like most people who, with a modicum of common sense, have watched this programme in the past, I’ve gone full “Gogglebox” and ranted, raved and seriously considered putting my boot through the screen. The trouble is it used to be …
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