Monthly Archives: August 2018

Film Review – BlacKkKlansman

I’ll confess upfront that I’ve never been a huge fan of Spike Lee, give or take the extraordinary Do the Right Thing from 1989. That said, he is a very talented and incisive filmmaker, even though some of his work … Continue reading

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Film Review – Alpha

Boy and his wolf stories are hardly new, but director Albert Hughes’s Alpha has plenty of heart, even though it treads a very familiar path of survival adventure and coming-of-age. Set sometime in prehistoric Europe, the story involves the teenage … Continue reading

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My brain needs a break

My brain needs a break. Here’s a scary picture of me in brain meltdown mode. Given the rather excessively productive year I have had so far (first drafts on two longer than usual novels, lots of editing on earlier, currently … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Meg

Giant shark versus Jason Statham? Well, I suppose it’s not as ludicrous as a tornado filled with sharks. But that’s almost a shame. The problem with The Meg isn’t that it’s a bad film. It is self-aware enough so that … Continue reading

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Film Review – Ant-Man and the Wasp

Not every Marvel movie needs to be about saving the Universe. Ant-Man and the Wasp is refreshingly small scale, in relative terms of course, following the Universe shaking events of Avengers Infinity War. Or rather before them, as a key … Continue reading

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Update on current projects

2018 is more than half over, so here’s a sort-of mid-term report on how the year is shaping up for me so far. Ravenseed – The first few months of the year were spent writing this Dark Ages set fantasy … Continue reading

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