Film Review: The Personal History of David Copperfield

Dickens, eh? Have you ever noticed the sheer amount of old English pubs which boast the accolade that Charles Dickens once drank there? It’s a wonder he got anything done. Well done he did and one of the things wot he done was David Copperfield. And now Armando Iannucci did done it too. Read my … More Film Review: The Personal History of David Copperfield

News: HOME brings in 2020 with a retrospective of award-winning Mancunian screenwriter, Robert Bolt

I’m currently trying my hand at screenwriting (under the excellent tutorage of Scriptwriting North), love a regular visit to HOME and dip my toe in the world of film both here and over at What the Projectionist Saw So battling my way through a frankly annoying barrage of emails in my inbox about Black Friday, … More News: HOME brings in 2020 with a retrospective of award-winning Mancunian screenwriter, Robert Bolt

FilmFear and chills…Film Festival returns to HOME Mcr this Hallowe’en

October is about Hallowe’en and Hallowe’en is basically about films. Keep your costumes and candy (yes I know we’re British but the whole trick or treating is increasingly of the USA and essentially it was good alliteration. Last year’s FilmFear brought us many cinematic sensations but most of all Nicolas Cage being more Nicolas Cage … More FilmFear and chills…Film Festival returns to HOME Mcr this Hallowe’en

Film Review: Mrs Lowry & Son

One of my favourite sketches, amongst thousands (which, incidentally, does not include the bloody parrot one), is Monty  Python’s irreverent (could it be anything else) look at working class life: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2q1ojy Turning matters on their head, whilst t’father in ‘is rolled up sleeves, braces and britches, sweats over his work as an award-winning playwright in … More Film Review: Mrs Lowry & Son

Review: Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

My mum told me this story of being at the cricket at Old Trafford. Frank Sidebottom had made a glorious appearance (actual Frank – there were many pretenders to the papier-mâché head aesthetic with ‘hilarious’ consequences…) In fact in Being Frank… John Thomson tells us of Chris Sievey getting out a scrap book he kept … More Review: Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story