A New What?

1977 was a significant year in the world of movies. For cinema-goers, there was a change that became a lasting legacy, one that is still talked about. For one film franchise, a benchmark was set that’s never been matched since. Some of you are ahead of me on this....

Open Channel F

Having only just reflected on the loss of a musical great, I find myself reeling from the news that Robert Vaughn has died. As with Leonard Cohen, I shouldn’t be too perturbed.  Vaughn was also in his 80s, so could hardly be accused of having been taken from us too...

Magnificent

As some of you will have gathered, I like going to the cinema.  If possible, I’ll go every week, though in my youth I’d go even more regularly than that. Because my partner and I don’t always share the same tastes in movies (or the same level of satisfaction from...

Nice Guys – More Like Okay Guys

We’ve all been there.  The trailer looks brilliant and, drawn in by it, we rush to see the movie.  And things don’t seem quite so great. SPECTRE was like that.  Though as well as the brilliant trailers it had lots of other promotional stuff going on to big it up.  The...

An Impossible Mission?

Getting home last night, I was feeling pretty peeved. As it was past eleven and my partner was already settled down in bed, this probably wasn’t a great state to be in. I’m sure the last thing she needed was me ranting at the side of the bed. So what had brought my...