Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars

I don't write too much about music on this site - yesterday I wrote about the latest playlist I've been writing my fiction to, and last year I wrote about some great story songs but generally I tend to stick to fiction and books on the site. However, when I finally get round to finishing my... Continue Reading →

Review: The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot

Anyone going into this film wanting some sort of Troma exploitation flick, or even a cross between Inglorious Bastards and The Six Million Dollar Man is going to be disappointed. Looking at the IMDb score (currently at 5.6) many clearly have been. The title is and isn’t misleading: it IS about a man who (can... Continue Reading →

Cari Mora: A Review

Cari Mora is Thomas Harris’ first book in 13 years, and his first non-Hannibal Lecter novel since his 1975 debut Black Sunday. It’s not a long book – the official page count is 308, but once you strip out the blank pages, end of chapters and Chapter headings you’re looking at around 250 pages of... Continue Reading →

Saul Bass: Vertigo- An Appreciation

(Originally published on RagTagMagpie) Today marks the anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock's movie, Vertigo which premiered in the US on the 9 May 1958 - 62 years ago! Saul Bass is responsible for designing some of the most striking title sequences in film history, including Anatomy of a Murder, West Side Story, Spartacus, Ocean’s 11, as... Continue Reading →

Endgame Review: No Spoiler Version

A short one, because this will be completely spoiler free. Ignoring the fact that I'm going to be 50 next month, I turned up for the first screening of Avengers: Endgame last night/ early this morning. The local cinema had five screens devoted to showing it, and every one of them was absolutely sold out.... Continue Reading →

A Winning Streak…

Oh boy, this one's going to be listy. And picture light. That's what happens when you use the WordPress app...it is a little...limiting. I got thinking as I half-watched Crimes of Lesser Potter this weekend about Directors who've made movies I like since the '70's and who has got the longest ' streak' of films... Continue Reading →

Underrated Films…again.

  Disclaimer One: the idea for this post was absolutely sparked by listening to The Watchlist podcast (#3 ‘Ooh’) and three of those young people types talking about overrated/ underrated movies. (One of whom has a film blog as well at https://fivethreeninety.wordpress.com The podcast and the blog are both worth checking out, even while reminding... Continue Reading →

Bret Easton Ellis…author, podcaster…visual artist?

Born today in 1964, Bret Easton Ellis is a post modernist satirist with a pitch black sense of humour, or a twisted sickness depending on your view. In 1991 Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho was published, and although initially hated by critics, has gone on to be considered a modern classic, since turned into a... Continue Reading →

10 Underrated Thriller Movies

In light of an upcoming talk I'm giving on 'Introduction to Film' I thought it might be useful to put up a couple of posts to give an idea on the movies I like... * As with the previous Horror films list, many of these movies are not 'underrated' exactly- a number of them received... Continue Reading →

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