FILM OF THE WEEK Aguirre: The wrath of god

  Spanish conquistadors speaking German going down the Amazon on rickety wooden barges, built by their slaves. Filmed on a stolen camera. It should be a mess but it’s far from it. Klaus Kinski has gained much infamy in the years that have passed. One would assume it had plenty to do with his determinationContinue reading “FILM OF THE WEEK Aguirre: The wrath of god”

Film of the week: The Eiger Sanction

  When it comes to 1970s Clint Eastwood movies you can usually have a good idea of what’s in store before you go in. While the genres and surroundings might change and horses and orangutans are swapped freely with prisons and views of San Francisco, Clint’s act rarely changes. He’ll either talk tough or notContinue reading “Film of the week: The Eiger Sanction”

Film of the week: Octopussy

There comes a time in every person’s life when they are faced with the unwanted reality of mortality.  Never enough hours to make up for your regrets. The sands of time drifting away before you accomplish everything you desired. But perhaps Roger Moore came closer than most. Born in London in 1927, Moore was theContinue reading “Film of the week: Octopussy”

Book of the month: How to be a woman by Caitlin Moran

I have been meaning to read some of this lady’s work for some time. My only prior knowledge of her was seeing both her and her magnificent barnet of silver streaked hair on the Late Late show, albeit in a pub with the sound muted. But she had me curious to find out more. AndContinue reading “Book of the month: How to be a woman by Caitlin Moran”

book of the month: The Nightcomers by Eric Ambler

  I have long threatened to engage with this man’s work. He had been writing since the mid 1930s but this particular novel was published in ’56; just before Spymania was beginning to dominate the paperback shelves. I had led myself to believe that this is where Ambler’s work would reside. But from what IContinue reading “book of the month: The Nightcomers by Eric Ambler”

Film of the Week: We Are Your Friends

Let’s get one thing absolutely straight. Well, maybe two things. Number one, I know about as much about dance music as I do Caravaggio. That is to say, I am an admirer but no aficionado. And B, I like Zac Efron and rate him as a movie star. It’s important we get that out ofContinue reading “Film of the Week: We Are Your Friends”