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Seinfeld (TV series 1989-1998)

In the ongoing saga to find truly great TV to watch, there has only been one stalwart to which I come back to again and again. ‘Seinfeld’ ran for nine seasons back in the dim and distant 1990′s. The show, depicting four, let’s face it, fairly unpleasant Manhattanites doing nothing, discussing nothing, achieving…. well, nothing – that, my friend, is the hallmark of comedy genius. Who’d have thought it? Continue reading

Sightseers (2012)

Cinema just put a big stupid grin on my face. Ben Wheatley’s “Sightseers” has done the impossible: it’s made the phrase “British comedy film” seem, for once, like it’s not a contradiction in terms. For once, here is a genuinely funny film which is completely home grown… and I absolutely loved it. Continue reading

Skyfall (2012)

The Bond backlash had started before I even set foot into the cinema to watch “Skyfall”. After such universally amazing plaudits from critics and moviegoers alike, rumblings of discontent had started to emerge online and within earshot. The 23rd James Bond motion picture in the franchise’s 50th anniversary year clearly sought to capture a celebration of all things 007. Did they achieve that? Continue reading

MOVIES TO LOOK FORWARD TO: #2 SKYFALL

Bond movie no. 23 premieres in London on October 23rd and is officially released on the 26th of October (although not till 9th November in the U.S.) The most un-secret of secret agents, James Bond, in his latest outing is already the worst kept secret so what more can I tell you that you haven’t … Continue reading

“Super 8” (2011)

Directed by the saviour of Hollywood, J.J. Abrams, the plot follows a group of high school kids in 1980’s backwater Ohio who want to make a ‘super 8’ movie to enter a competition. The real competition though is the fight for the heart of the movie’s leading lady, Alice Dainard, between its chubby director, Charles … Continue reading

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