Monthly Archives: June 2011

Bridesmaids – the perfect marriage of hilarity, rudeness and emotion

I would argue that for a comedy to be satisfying it has to do more than simply make me laugh. Of course I want to laugh, and a lot, but if I’m sitting through a movie two hours long, as … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Shirley Valentine – A review with thanks

It doesn’t happen too often but, now and again, a film comes along that may well stay with you for much of your life. As a child of the 70s, it’s not surprising that Close Encounters, Jaws, Indiana Jones and … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , ,

Hereafter (DVD) – a review

I missed Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter when it arrived in UK theatres this January. I regretted it at the time due to the appealing pairing of Clint Eastwood and Matt Damon, combined with a thoughtful interpretation of what may await after … Continue reading

Posted in Blu-Ray/DVD, Film, Reviews | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Green Lantern – does what it says on the tin

My name is Kate and I liked Green Lantern. That doesn’t mean that I thought Green Lantern was the movie of the month, or even the week, but, judging by the opinions of more than a few people whose opinion … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Reviews | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

How Do You Know – missing a lot more than a question mark

I missed How Do You Know when it was in the theatres the other month. There were reasons for that – the short stay in the cinemas, the poor reviews and the issue of the question mark (or lack thereof). … Continue reading

Posted in Blu-Ray/DVD, Film, Reviews | Tagged , , , ,

My Interview with Jon Steele – author of The Watchers, an outstanding novel from a remarkable man

I read The Watchers by Jon Steele this week and it moved me more than I’m used to when I read a good book. You can read my review here. I was thrilled when Jon, an award winning cameraman and … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Reviews | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

The Watchers by Jon Steele – ‘Blessed are the dead that the rain rains on’

The post tonight is in two halves – the first, here, is my review of The Watchers by Jon Steele, the second is an interview with the author himself, who very kindly responded to my plea to learn more about … Continue reading

Posted in Book, Reviews | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Senna – you couldn’t make this one up

Senna is a film full of surprises. Firstly, I’m of an age at which I can remember many of the events it captured and secondly, I had no idea of the tragedy behind what I saw. Asif Kapadia’s masterly documentary … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Reviews | Tagged , , ,

Kung Fu Panda 2 – a review of Po’s quest for Inner Peace

I did enjoy the first Kung Fu Panda movie but that wasn’t why I went to see the sequel today. I went to see KFP2 because a) I’d had an unusually bad day at work and laughter was required b) … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Reviews | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments