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84 Charing Cross Road (1987)


Mrs Jack loved this film back in the 1980s. She dragged me along to the cinema. I was resistant to being so close to suckers of death sticks (really: planes, trains, restaurants, cinemas, staff rooms, the fucking church, the 1980s; and now I get to hear them cough up their black and yellow lungs in C Wing)…but! 639 more words


Churchill Years Volume 2 review

I enjoyed the second (and overdue?) set of Churchill stories from Big Finish, and wrote a review for CultBox: Doctor Who: The Churchill Years Volume 2 review… 28 more words

Doctor Who

...honour Christmas in our hearts

For a storyteller, inspiration can strike anywhere at any time, and in the case of Charles Dickens in “The Man Who Invented Christmas” that process is put before us in the most fantastical way imaginable. 565 more words


Edge of Darkness

We’ve recently been watching the award-winning 1985 BBC television serial Edge of Darkness, starring Bob Peck and Joe Don Baker, and scripted by Troy Kennedy Martin. 705 more words

Ace Ventura:When Nature Calls (1995)

Now, this would probably be a surprise entry on any list of sequels which are better than their forebears but hear me out for a minute. 307 more words

Film Reviews

The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Second Sight DVD Review

John Jasper (Matthew Rhys), the uncle of young Edwin Drood (Freddie Fox), is a choirmaster, music teacher and opium addict who is secretly in love with Rosa Budd (Tamzin Merchant).  830 more words


Throwback 20: A Life Less Ordinary

For a lesser loved Danny Boyle film, A Life Less Ordinary has a peculiarly heavy load surrounding it. It’s a film which strangely shared the year with another spoilt rich blonde getting lusty Stockholm Syndrome over her exotic kidnapper. 672 more words