Hi everyone, My latest article for Taste of Cinema is now online. I’d love it if you gave it a look. Thanks Richard http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2017/8-reasons-why-american-history-x-is-a-modern-masterpiece-of-american-cinema/Read more "My American History X article"
So, imagine me, about 8 or 9 years old, given the oval ball. I dance past a couple of defenders, run up the line and cross into the end zone. I turn around hold the ball out and then spike it, Gronk-style. Yay, I’m a hero – I’m Marcus Allen! Then I hear the angry […]Read more "O is for Offensive Line"
Horizon It’s been a bit of a while since I did one of these but I’m off to Steventon on Sunday for the Blake’s 7 Charity event (where I get to meet Paul Darrow, Michael Keating and Stephen Greif – Yay!!!) and thought I’d get myself in the mood by doing another episode. We open […]Read more "Rewatching Blake’s 7 – Season 2 – Episode 4"
I went to New York in August of 2006. After many trips to the USA, I finally made it to the city that never sleeps. My ten days there convinced me that it’s the most exciting place in the world that isn’t called London. I arrived in the midst of a heat wave with temperatures […]Read more "N is for New York"
Back to 1974 this week and one of my favourite thrillers of that decade: The Taking of Pelham 123. The film is based on a novel of the same name about a gang of criminals who hijack a New York Subway car and hold the passengers for ransom. Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam and […]Read more "Monday Music 12 – 2017"
On New Year’s Day, 2015, at around 10:55pm, my son Michael was born. That was two and a half years ago now and watching him grow and develop over that time has been a singular joy. I didn’t want to turn this into some kind of biography so I’m just going to show you a […]Read more "M is for Michael"
So, I made my mind up. I’ve done quite a few travel-related posts on this little journey of mine and ‘N’ is going to be about somewhere else and, as a result, I thought I’d go with this. London holds a very special place in my heart and always will but I have decided to […]Read more "L is for Lego"