Monthly Archives: December 2016

Twelve Best Films of 2016

I have had an exceptionally hard time wittling down my list of the ten best films of 2016. So this year it has to be twelve. Some terrific films – including The Witch, The Assassin, The Girl with All the … Continue reading

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Film Review – Rogue One

Rogue One, the first of the Star Wars spin-offs since Disney acquired Lucasfilm, is supposedly a stand-alone project. However, just how stand-alone it can possibly be is something I found myself pondering as the end credits rolled. How would someone … Continue reading

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2016 in review

Life didn’t really go to plan in 2016. Perhaps that is a phrase many will use when reviewing the year, and my writing year was no exception. Firstly, I must apologise for the lack of any new book releases this … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation has been so titled as a deliberately ironic nod to the notoriously racist (though cinematically groundbreaking) 1915 DW Griffith silent film of the same name. Based on the true story of Nat Turner, a slave … Continue reading

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Film Review – Moana

Visually stunning, but in all other respects merely adequate. That essentially sums up my thoughts on the new Disney animated feature Moana, although to be fair I expect family audiences everywhere will probably think more highly of it than I … Continue reading

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Film Review – Your Name

The highest praise I can give Your Name, an extraordinary Japanese anime from director Makoto Shinkai, is that it will strike a chord with anyone who has ever awoken from an unremembered dream with inexplicable tears in their eyes. Indeed, … Continue reading

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Download Children of the Folded Valley FREE – for five days only!

Get my most successful novel Children of the Folded Valley absolutely FREE on Amazon Kindle – for five days only! Here is the blurb from the back of the book: During a journey to visit his estranged sister, James Harper … Continue reading

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