The Hurt Locker

Came upon this film quite by accident when I saw a trailer online. An Iraq war story, of which there have been many, but directed by one of my favourite directors Kathryn Bigelow. And she does so we her usual …

Best Film 2008

My Award for Best Film of 2008 goes to *drumroll*:

The Dark Knight.

I never finished my review at the time of this film’s release, because the film blew we away so much I just couldn’t put words in …

The West Wing revisited

I’ve been rewatching The West Wing, the fantastic Aaron Sorkin series set in the White House. We watched this on first run (on free-to-air TV) until about… fifth season I think? When Aaron Sorkin left (was pushed?) we stopped …

When in Rome…

I watched the first episode of Season 2 of HBO’s Rome and am happy to see that its record of violence, sex and plotting still stands. The entire cast is back (even Ciarán Hinds as Caesar and Indira Varma as …

Star Wars

Lucasfilm in their infinite wisdom have decided, with the upcoming release of the original Star Wars trilogy, not “to invest resources into sprucing up films that have already been restored to pristine form”. So what we get instead are transfers …

Sleepy Hollow

This review appeared in Frontier Issue 22 July 2001.

This Tim Burton-helmed version of the “great American tale” is dark and gruesome while at the same time a complete hoot, with Burton’s trademark twisted sense of humour. This is not …