Mr Smith Goes To Washington

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series James Stewart Weekend

In the dark and distant days before I spent my days writing I used to work in the murky world of politics. I don’t have particularly fond memories of that period of my life but at the same time I still have an enduring interest in politics and political issues..

The Iron Lady

According to those in the know Meryl Streep is absolutely certain to win the Best Actress Oscar this year for her performance of Margaret Thatcher in the biopic The Iron Lady. But is her performance really that good….

The Iron Lady Trailer Arrives

The full trailer for The Iron Lady, the Margaret Thatcher biopic has arrived online and it appears to show a fairly sympathetic portrayal of the former Prime Minister and her life. Early word came out on Twitter yesterday which seemed to imply that the Daily Mail critic enjoyed the film and the Guardian critic hated it. So no tribalism there then….

The Ides of March

2011’s star of the year has to be Ryan Gosling. All of a sudden he’s everywhere and getting lots of attention and love. Not least from a number of movie bloggers and guys I speak to on Twitter. I must admit though that I don’t feel the Gosling love as much as some others do. I like him…

V for Vendetta

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Guy Fawkes

Is there anything worse than a right-wing government making huge cuts to services? You wouldn’t think so but there is – humourless lefties constantly telling us that said government will lead to tanks on the streets, repression of the people and the end of civilisation as we know it…

5 movies I can’t wait to see… but will just have to!

This summer hasn’t exactly been a classic. Not in terms of the shocking weather and certainly not when you look at what’s been on at the cinema. Harry Potter was the first brilliant blockbuster of the year…

The most inappropriate book ever?

In my old life I was heavily involved in politics. Thankfully I’ve managed to escape and move on…