So I’ve just finished with what was an extremely busy couple of months that involved looking after other people’s pets, a full ten days at TIFF and three at London Film Festival, featuring around 30 films not including the entirely separate experience that is Blade Runner 2049, with a fortnight’s holiday in Florida thrown in,… Continue reading One of those updates…
I’m one of those people who needs to write. I’d go so far as to say my health – perhaps my very survival – depends on it. That isn’t me trying to sound melodramatic. No, I, like many other writers, consider writing not simply a hobby or a method of making money, though it can… Continue reading An Open Mind is a Learning Mind.
Here’s what I have planned for this blog in the near future, in case anyone thought I’d given up on it. Video games: my ’20 Years of PlayStation’ series is still ongoing. Next on my to-do list are two of the greatest horror video games of all time, and two of my favourite games in… Continue reading Quick (or not so quick) Update.
Often when I take a break from writing it can be a bit of a struggle getting back into it. This is why, as much as possible, I try to avoid taking that break. Now I’m not talking the kind of writing tasks that one does on a daily basis – my day job involves… Continue reading Words, whims and writing.
“What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.” Over the next few months I’ll be looking back at some of PlayStation’s most significant titles as the console celebrates its twentieth anniversary in the UK this year (by year in this case I count from September 2015 to September 2016).… Continue reading Metal Gear Solid 2: A postmodern deconstruction of 21st century culture.
“At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge.” Let’s establish something straight away. There are certain things about The Phantom Menace that are just atrociously bad no matter what way you look at it. One of those things is dialogue, which is not only written badly but delivered… Continue reading The Phantom Menace (1999).
Guillermo del Toro is arguably the greatest visionary director working in Hollywood today – and Crimson Peak shows his talents at their visually vibrant best. It should go almost without saying that from a production and costume design standpoint, del Toro’s latest ‘Gothic horror-romance’ delivers in signature fashion. The film is gorgeous in the typically… Continue reading Crimson Peak.