Team of the Six Nations 2018

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Well, it’s fair to say that things didn’t exactly turn out like I predicted. Continue reading “Team of the Six Nations 2018”


I, Tonya – review @ Small Screen

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My review of I, Tonya can be found at Small Screen.


Coco – review @ Small Screen

My review of Pixar’s Coco can be found at Small Screen.


Six Nations 2018 – predictions

My annual Six Nations predictions have not been notable for their Nostradamus-like accuracy but last year in a rare display of competence I had things mostly bang on. I’m hoping to continue the hot streak (once counts as a streak, right?) with my predictions for the 2018 tournament – here’s my (barely) educated guess at the final rankings.  Continue reading “Six Nations 2018 – predictions”


The Shape of Water – review @ Small Screen

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My review of The Shape of Water can be found at Small Screen.


Hostiles – review @ Small Screen

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My review of Hostiles can be found at Small Screen.


The Best Films of 2017

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It’s been a pretty phenomenal year of film all told, from the resurgence of the horror genre, to the first truly great romantic comedy in years, to a series of searing and poignant dramas. Here’s my list of the best ten films of 2017, starting with: Continue reading “The Best Films of 2017”


Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – review @ Small Screen

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My review of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri can be found at Small Screen.


Star Wars: The Last Jedi – review

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After the the let-down that was George Lucas’s much-maligned prequel trilogy, the Star Wars franchise got firmly back on track with 2015’s hugely enjoyable The Force Awakens, which was both a critical and commercial success. Unsurprisingly as a result the hype around follow-up The Last Jedi, helmed and written by Looper director Rian Johnson, has been ferocious. But despite some spectacular moments this over-long and under-engaging sequel singularly fails to live up to expectations.  Continue reading “Star Wars: The Last Jedi – review”