Monthly Archives: July 2014

They’re Not Quite Dead! – Monty Python Live (mostly)

Three cheers for Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Terry Jones! Just two cheers for John Cleese, who seems to have forgotten that the Meaning of Life isn’t to slag people off for money. Last night I went to a cinema and sat down along some other people to watch – and occasionally whistle […]

What I Watched Last Week: 21/07/14 – Six films. And Sharknado.

What have I done since the last WIWLW post? Apart from watching films and reading the books A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick and Cash: The Autobiography of Johnny Cash by Johnny Cash, not much. Check these film analyses.   Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011) – 2/5 Directors: Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass […]

Review: Boyhood – 5/5

Director: Richard Linklater                                                                                                          […]

What I Watched Last Week: 14/07/14 – Four Films in One!

Films, films, films. I completely forgot to do this weekly blog twice in a row. Not that it matters. The FIFA 2014 World Cup is over, the national camps and tourist resorts are rapidly emptying and all that’s left behind is crippling debt for Brazilian public sectors that could have done with the supposed $13bn […]

TV Review: Black Mirror (Season 1) – 4/5

Charlie Brooker wrote this exquisite set of superbly acted dramatic near future scenarios back in 2011, but I only managed to catch it recently. It’s compelling – if uncomfortable – viewing, and if you struggle with concepts about the illusory nature of the self and existentialism then it might send you into a downward spiral […]

Game Review: The Lord of the Rings: War in the North – 4/5

Developer: Snowblind Studios Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Windows Released: 2012 Huzzah! Yet another video game bastardisation of the Tolkien-eschewing Peter Jackson trilogy, this time in action-RPG form rather than RTS or LEGO. Beginning at the same moment Frodo and Sam depart from Bag End, War in the North’s trio – an Elf, a Dwarf and […]