I’d heard mixed things going into Spectre, the latest offering in the James Bond franchise, and the critics are not wrong, this one is a bit of a corker. It’s not just that the film falls well short of the high note set by Skyfall. Spectre seems largely designed to future proof the franchise, putting all the aspects of Bond’s character back where they found them. Spoilers beyond … Continue reading Shaken, not stirred
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves generally gets a drudging in the critical community. On a rewatch however, there’s some good stuff here …
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Based on the play by Larry Kramer, the HBO TV movie The Normal Heart depicts the AIDS crisis as it unfolds between 1981 and 1984 in the New York City homosexual scene. Continue reading Historical Document
Heathers means a lot to me. Everyone has their own 80s touchstone – The Breakfast Club, Dirty Dancing or Say Anything – but mine is this blackest of black teen comedies and watching it more than twenty-five years later I’m glad to say that it still holds up. Continue reading What’s your damage?