For “Rule Britannia: British Music in 1987”

Back in the decade of outrageous haircuts, synthesizers and questionable outfits, British music was actually alright. In the 1980s, from Bowie to Bond themes, British music was often the safe getaway from the soul-destroying antics of the Thatcher government. 1987, however, was a year that witnessed a significant Thatcher re-election and a stream of iconic […]... Continue Reading →


For “From Hong Kong to the US: Filmmakers in Transition”

In the 1990s, key practitioners and performers from the Hong Kong film industry were transitioning to the golden land of Hollywood – but why? The “Handover” was fast approaching and the film industry was imploding – but why? The Hong Kong film industry was imploding due to over-production of films in order to make the […]... Continue Reading →

For “Review: ‘mother!’ (2017)”

Darren Aronofsky – the director behind Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Wrestler (2008) and Black Swan (2010) – is back with his newest two-hour controversy, mother!, a film that is pure marmite… you’ll either love it or hate it. Opening with the semi-terrifying imagery of a horrifically-burnt individual, mother! presents the story of a boring couple, Him (Javier Bardem) and Mother (Jennifer... Continue Reading →

Shot at 60 part XX: Halloween 2017

Happy Halloween, folks. To celebrate this year’s Halloween, here is a horror-only Shot at 60 post, and sequel to 2014's first Halloween/horror-themed Shot at 60. Unlike the usual formula of three 1970s screenshots, two 1980s, two 1990s, and two 2000s, this newest edition of Shot at 60 is the start of a changed formula consisting of two 1970s screenshots, two... Continue Reading →

Shot at 60 part XIX: Meryl Streep

Hopefully you enjoyed the recent Shot at 60 comeback. This week, the current actor-based specials conclude with three-time Oscar winner, Meryl Streep. Enjoy! Manhattan (1979) United Artists / Dir: Woody Allen / Prod: Joffe   The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979) Universal Pictures / Dir: Jerry Schatzberg / Prod: Bregman   Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) Columbia Pictures... Continue Reading →

Shot at 60 part X8: Sigourney Weaver

It's back... Three years in existence and sixteen months on the shelf, Shot at 60 is back with the third of four actor-based specials - this one specifically focusing on the work of Galaxy Quest's Sigourney Weaver. Enjoy! (Note: For this Shot at 60, only one image will be from the 1970s, therefore, the 1980s and 1990s will be... Continue Reading →

From AMC to Odeon: New Name, Same Old Story.

(Yes, I know that AMC Theatres own Odeon.) Earlier in the year, I found out that the Odeon in Manchester's Printworks was to transition to a Vue cinema, and said Odeon would transfer to where Manchester's AMC cinema is situated (Great Northern Warehouse). At the time of finding this information, admittedly, I was rather disappointed... Continue Reading →

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