Fargo: first season review

Fargo: first season review

The first season of a new show based on a film could go one of two ways… obviously. In that it could sink like a soggy souffle or it could surprise and delight both fans of the original film – directed by the Coen brothers – and bring in new fans alike. Largely this show … Continue reading

Baby did a bad, bad thing

Baby did a bad, bad thing

As we head into the, ahem, steamy British summer I found myself having mini flashbacks to sexy dance moments in film (just the way my mind works). Scenes that were charged to the nines and loaded with… possibility. Here are a few of my favourites. Amber Heard – The Rum Diary To be honest you … Continue reading

Games of Thrones: Season 4 review

Games of Thrones: Season 4 review

And so the three-eyed crow said unto Brandon of House Stark, ‘Let there be spoilers in this review’, and behold there were. Having almost revealed something about the penultimate episode of the recent season to my housemate I thought I’d begin with a warning. If you’ve not watched this season yet – or indeed read … Continue reading

Team Gleeson: It’s a family affair

Team Gleeson: It’s a family affair

Whoosh, a wisp of fire. Fiery red hair to be precise. First came Brendan, entertaining us with many rambunctious performances (I say entertaining like he’s done, he’s going from strength to strength). Then came Domhnall, son of Brendan, himself having enjoyed a rather varied career up till now, spanning comedy, romance, action, quirky indies and … Continue reading

Concrete jungle where accents are made of…

Concrete jungle where accents are made of…

On my recent return from a flying visit to New York I found myself thinking about the accent. London is littered with accents but there’s something inherently ‘London’ about them all. I think the same applies to New York, whether it’s Brooklyn or Queens or Manhattan there’s differences to be picked out, but a commonality … Continue reading

X-Men: Days of Future Past review

X-Men: Days of Future Past review

So… How do you discuss the new X-Men film without giving too much away? Well that’s easy, throw in time travel. Always guaranteed to confuse all but the most hardened of moviegoers. And indeed confuse was the case in the cinema I went to; a full house with the audience all sitting quietly, leaning forward … Continue reading

Has 24 always been a guilty pleasure?

Has 24 always been a guilty pleasure?

With the recent airing of the first two episodes of 24 (this season entitled Live Another Day) we have the return of CTU and Keifer Sutherland’s most iconic character, Jack Bauer. For some this means excitement. For others trepidation, or even a sense of weariness. ‘We’ve seen all this before.’ ’24 is so dated.’ ‘TV … Continue reading