Category Archives: Seasonal

In The Bin

After their recent appearance on BBC 6music, The New Town Centres have launched a brand new, pretty decent, website and on it you can find their latest video which I throughly recommend you watch straight away and let them know what … Continue reading

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The New Town Centres

It’s with massive pride that I can confirm that the The New Town Centres will be on the radio this weekend! Stuart Maconie’s Freak Zone  Sunday 8pm on BBC 6music The New Town Centres told me that they would be very … Continue reading

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The Sound of Music: 45th Anniversary Edition

The Sound of Music was not one of my parents’ favourite things so, consequently, I do not have any fond childhood memories of it as I have for the Wizard of Oz or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang which were always Christmas … Continue reading

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Quick Q&A with Terry Jones

Phoenix Pictures the company that produced Black Swan is also the home for Terry Jones first feature film as director since his wonderful retelling of The Wind in the Willows in 1996.  I recently got a chance to catch up … Continue reading

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It’s A Wonderful Life

Director Frank Capra explored the theme of the innate goodness of the young at heart, as personified by James Stewart, overcoming the evil schemes of black-hearted older men once before in 1939’s Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, a scathing attack on corruption and misuse … Continue reading

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Disney’s A Christmas Carol

Disney’s A Christmas Carol might have been better titled Dickens’ A Christmas Carol as screenwriter/director Robert Zemeckis has very faithfully adapted the classic short story by blending the original text, as set similarly in the outstanding 1951 version starring Alistair … Continue reading

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Bloody London

I met up with writer and producer Paul de Vos to discuss an interesting new horror portmanteau film that he’s working on.  Paul and his writing partner Kornel Brzezinski have written one of the sections and acted as story editors … Continue reading

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Svengali Cinema Release

It has been a long time coming but the moment has finally arrived – you can see Svengali in the cinema from today! Don’t worry if it’s not showing at a cinema near you because it can be downloaded from iTunes right … Continue reading

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Svengali Interview

The lovely people from Root Films have let me share this exclusive interview with Svengali director John Hardwick. Enjoy!

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Monty Python’s Life of Brian

I was first exposed to Monty Python whilst I was at school; I got one of their albums Monty Python’s Previous Record out of the local library and was instantly hooked.  However, it would be over a decade before I … Continue reading

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