Classic Movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime: a rant

Given I have been so damned nice about pretty much everything and everyone I have written about on this blog so far, I think I should get a pass for one day of grumpy-middle-aged-man. So, it's a beautiful bright autumnal Sunday morning - perfect for a long countryside ramble or, if you're like me, to... Continue Reading →

Lethal White: a review

Before: The fourth in the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith. Listened to it on Audible read by Robert Glenister. After: As a disclaimer, I read the first three of the Strike novels, and really enjoyed them: I had the new one on my Amazon List, but, given I had an eight hour drive ahead... Continue Reading →

Homecoming: a review

Before: The new Amazon Prime series and starring some big names - in particular Julia Roberts, produced and directed by Sam Esmail, the man behind Mr. Robot, and hearing the word 'Hitchcockian' thrown around. After: 10 episodes, 30 mins or thereabouts each, so not the big time investment required of some series. And when you're... Continue Reading →

A Very Very Very Dark Matter

Like the film reviews I've decided to go for the before/ after approach... Before:  A new play - a 'World Premiere' no less, by Martin McDonagh - writer/ director of the likes of 'In Bruges' and 'Three Billboards..' and writer of plays including  The Lieutenant of Inishmore, and Hangmen - both of which we'd seen and very much enjoyed in... Continue Reading →

Throwback Thursday:Movies of 2012

Note: another one I found from the archives, and another one I've left pretty much untouched other than some 2018 comments in dashing purple... * Disclaimer 1: Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your view) the normal enBewbob year d review in video format had to be cancelled this year due to one of us having a... Continue Reading →


In these film reviews, I take the format of what I knew going into the movie, and what I thought coming out of simple as that. Warning: Possible Spoilers. Before:  One of the more talked about horror movies of 2018, Hereditary has received wide ranging reviews so far: from those claiming it to be... Continue Reading →

Inside Number 9: Live. Non spoiler review

A very short one, and spoiler free. Written about half an hour after the the episode finished. Once in a very, very long time do you get to see something really incredible - and this was one of those rare occasions. Anyone who has seen Inside Number 9 will know  Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton... Continue Reading →

Indie Wire Top 100 Horror Films: and some thoughts. 50-1

So earlier this week Indie Wire posted their top 100 horror movies of all time. Yesterday I posted in their choices from 100-51, with some random thoughts or comments on each of them from me. Here's the list from 50 to number 1. Tomorrow, a few overall thoughts, and my personal top 10... Once again, all... Continue Reading →

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