Review: The Rum Diary

***originally written 28 November 2011*** I apologise in advance that this review is for the most part built as a comparison to two other larger cultural icons. The Rum Diary arrives laden with a curious amount of so-called ‘counter-culture’ expectation thanks to the creative minds behind it. Based on the formative writings of the same … Continue reading Review: The Rum Diary

Review: Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides

***originally written 20 May 2011*** Allow me to share an indelible image from my childhood with you. http://pics.mobygames.com/images/covers/large/938066494-00.jpg That's the cover illustration from Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, a point and click computer game from the early 90s that ate at least one summer of my early-teen life. It took me a long time to … Continue reading Review: Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides

Review: Alice In Wonderland

***originally written 9 March 2010*** Confession time. I've never read any Lewis Carroll, and if I've seen any previous version of Alice In Wonderland in full then it was a very long time ago. However so many of it's characters, storylines and phrases are part of the cultural zeitgeist, that, like The Wizard of Oz, … Continue reading Review: Alice In Wonderland