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My thoughts on the things I've been doing, watching, reading and playing.

May 17, 2017

Alien: Covenant is so far up its arse that it's about to burst out of its own chest. It has none of the tension and horror of Alien, none of the action of the excellently constructed Aliens. It barely manages to rise above the train-wreck that was Prometheus. At least...

April 8, 2017

Exciting news! The Reunion won Best Comedy/Entertainment at the Royal Television Society Devon & Cornwall Student Awards! Due to work and travel circumstances I wasn't able to be there but it sounds like it was an amazing night.

I'm so pleased and it's a huge credit to...

February 13, 2017

Usually a film's aim is to get the audience behind a character. To really champion them. The audience can see the goal of the character and we really want to them to reach it. Whiplash moves that goalpost. It's geared to make you empathise with it's lead character but...

September 27, 2016

Great cast, great writing, great film. Loved that the story was the most important thing in the entire film. It was never dramatic for drama’s sake. It had a consistent feel to it. Beautifully shot with a slightly faded grade and lots of soft colours helped handle a se...

September 25, 2016

Incredibly fun film. Really reminded me of The Man Who Knew Too Little and Forrest Gump. The idea of a likeable character getting caught up in a bizarre adventure and smiling the whole time is a concept that never seems to get old, just like the protagonist in this fil...

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