Chapter 1: Tractoring / Chapter 2: Sheeping / Chapter 3: Shopping / Chapter 4: Wilding / Chapter 6: Melting / Chapter 7: Fluffing / Chapter 8: Harvesting (Looking for my review? It’s here.) It’s February 2020. Jeremy is preparing for lambing season, and they’ve built a lambing barn. But soon the news is full of… Chapter 5 recap: Pan(dem)icking Read More
INTERVIEW: Matt & Tori Butler-Hart on their parallel universe lockdown movie
I was offered a regular role in a well-known TV soap back in 2004/5 and turned it down… I do wonder what *that Matt* is up to. Read my 4-star review and watch the trailer — and check out my (very spoilery) article on the film. Tori and Matt Butler-Hart, the wife-and-husband team behind Fizz… INTERVIEW: Matt & Tori Butler-Hart on their parallel universe lockdown movie Read More
Songbird 3 stars
In 2024 a pandemic ravages the world and its cities. Centering on a handful of people as they navigate the obstacles currently hindering society: disease, martial law, quarantine, and vigilantes. Songbird is at its most interesting when holding a mirror up to us now, but magnified – a new, new, new normal, 2020 but even… Songbird Read More
Songbird trailer offers a glimpse of a terrifying future, but is it too soon?
*** My Songbird review and article are now I’ve *** Two trailers have been getting attention for all the wrong reasons this week: Stardust, a movie about David Bowie that apparently doesn’t even feature his songs, and Songbird, a “romantic thriller” filmed during, and about, our current pandemic. I haven’t watched the Stardust trailer (what… Songbird trailer offers a glimpse of a terrifying future, but is it too soon? Read More
Once more unto the seats, dear friends! How safe is safe enough?
Every release is a risk, and there’s always the fear that a misguided decision to re-issue Cats could ruin UK cinema for ever. Have you been back to the cinema yet? I have, though not nearly to the extent that I used to go. Partly this is due to the lack of films I want… Once more unto the seats, dear friends! How safe is safe enough? Read More