Monthly Archives: January 2014


With an average of 9 million viewers per episode aired (not even including I-player catcher- uppers or the vast ‘Cumberbabe’ army that rests outside of these hallowed shores) it’s safe to say that the BBC’s latest Sherlock series was a smashing success. This modern adaptation of the life and times of the World’s ‘Almost’ Greatest […]

RANT: Holiday Film Spree

Over the Christmas period I went away to America (it was great, thanks!), hence the comparative lack of blog posts lately. I did at least manage to watch a bunch of films on my travels and thought it would be an idea to write about them, in chronological viewing order. Some were repeat viewings and […]

What I Watched Last Night: Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)

 Director: James Whale Cast: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Eernest Thesiger Yet another classic horror film released as part of BFI’s ‘Gothic Season’, Bride of Frankenstein was screened (for free!) by Grimmfest inside the grandiose – and slightly off-putting- Reading Room of the John Rylands library, the gothic hive of Greater Manchester. Released in […]


Some people, perhaps rather wisely, try to avoid the trailers and press for an upcoming film they’re excited about. Originating as a simple advertisement for feature films, the average movie trailer -and action trailers in particular – has mutated into an over-scored, overblown synopsis of the entire film; it’s like watching the highlights of a […]