The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year

As part of my coverage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee I reviewed Sue Townsend’s The Queen and I. I wasn’t entirely sold on it, it was fine but not brilliant. I was a huge fan of Adrian Mole when I was younger though so when my mum passed me her copy of The Woman who Went to Bed for a Year…

Top Ten: Tom Hanks Films

Happy birthday Tom Hanks. The nicest man in Hollywood is 59 today and to celebrate here are my Top Ten Tom Hanks films.

The Elusive Perfect Cinema Experience….

One of the best things about attending the Raindance Film Festival was that the whole cinema going experience was a pleasure. The Apollo Piccadilly is a lovely cinema, the seats were comfortable, the staff were pleasant and helpful …

The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex

I’ve always enjoyed film criticism – even when I’ve not agreed with the critic. I grew up watching Barry Norman on the BBC’s iconic Film programme and tried to persuade my parents to get satellite TV when he moved to Sky. I’ve always bought movie magazines and flick straight to the review columns in newspapers….