Monthly Archives: January 2013

Film Review – Zero Dark Thirty

Kathryn Bigelow’s latest film Zero Dark Thirty tells the allegedly true story of the CIA manhunt for Osama Bin Laden. I say allegedly because two groups have bitterly criticised the film’s factual veracity, claiming it amounts to propaganda. Some are … Continue reading

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Film Review – Lincoln

At the 1983 Oscars, a worthy but dull film containing a tremendous central performance won Best Picture over a vastly superior film that was bursting at the seams with the kind of imagination and brilliance that the Academy ought to … Continue reading

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George goes to Mars: Sequel on the way

Those of you that have read George goes to Mars will have noted that whilst the book is a complete story in itself, there is a subplot regarding the true identity of the mysterious Giles which ends on an ominous … Continue reading

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Film Review – Django Unchained

Although essentially a riff on the spaghetti western genre, Quentin Tarantino’s new film Django Unchained is in fact more a “southern” than a “western”. It is mainly influenced by the disreputable films of Sergio Corbucci (The Big Silence, and obviously … Continue reading

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George goes to Mars inspiration

About ten years ago, I came across a news article about a man who had made a claim with the US Land Registry to the effect that if the moon was ever colonised, that he would be allowed to sell … Continue reading

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Film Review – Les Miserables

First, a confession: I have never read Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Nor have I seen any previous film adaptations of the book. Nor have I seen the subsequent stage musical. So I come to this completely unaware as to … Continue reading

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Film Review – Amour (Love)

Every so often I see a critically acclaimed film that I admire enormously but simultaneously detest. Recent examples include We need to talk about Kevin and Killing Them Softly. Amour is another example of that particularly tricky beast – a … Continue reading

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George goes to Mars – Digital download now available!

I have published another of my novels, George goes to Mars. Here’s the blurb from the back: “When George Hughes discovers he has inherited the planet Mars, he goes from poverty to becoming the richest boy on Earth overnight. Accompanied … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Impossible

Having just seen The Impossible – director JA Bayona’s fact based movie about a family’s struggle to survive and be reunited following the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami – I am now officially calling time on what has become lazy cinematic … Continue reading

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Uncle Flynn reactions

Here are a selection of reader comments for Uncle Flynn, which is available to download from various digital platforms including Barnes and Noble, Amazon and the Apple Store. It is FREE when downloaded from Smashwords. Or you can purchase a … Continue reading

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