Memories, Music & My Best Friend I finally got around to seeing the long awaited (almost a decade in the making due to a notoriously troubled production) biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. It has been critically panned, and it’s not hard to see why. It is an utterly naff and vacuous film, which seems […]
The musical genre is my first passion so of course, I loved writing this list of 10 great 1960s musicals for the Bfi, to coincide with the rerelease of Robert Wise’s The Sound of Music.
The great comedic actor Jack Lemmon has always meant a lot to me; Some Like It Hot was the first film I truly fell in love with which made me seek out more Billy Wilder and discover a world of Hollywood masterpieces. Since my early teens, Jack Lemmon was my guy, not an obsessive crush (see […]
An Angry Blog, and where’s the line with Woody?
Today I am angry. Today I heard some things that made me shiver. I had been away from work for a few days where I had caught up on some great new releases, enjoyed a couple of London Film Festival screenings and was fully immersed in the unfolding horror story of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. […]
The Simpsons and Cinema
Really enjoyed writing this piece recently for the Bfi on the best Simpsons film homages!