Why I Love… #75: Secretary

Year: 2002 Director: Steven Shainberg Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal (Lee Holloway), James Spader (Mr Grey), Jeremy Davies (Peter), Lesley Ann Warren (Joan Holloway), Stephen McHattie (Burt Holloway), Patrick Bauchau (Dr. Twardon) Genre: Romance / Drama / Comedy In light of a conspicuous new release in cinemas, now seems like an apt time to unpack the virtues of Steven Shainberg's delightful … Continue reading Why I Love… #75: Secretary

Review: Frank

I'm sitting here googling Chris Sievey, the musician and comedian made sporadically famous in the UK largely between the '70s and '90s for his creation Frank Sidebottom, feeling as though I'm coming at this knowledge from the wrong end. Having been in my teens in the '90s I have a recollection of Sievey's character, but … Continue reading Review: Frank

Review: White House Down

You've got to wonder about Roland Emmerich sometimes. Not content with blowing up the White House with an alien laser beam in Independence Day, he's now returned to America's most famous residence to fill it with terrorists and play a slapstick game of Die Hard, gleefully blasting away masonry and smashing chandeliers. Anyone might think that there … Continue reading Review: White House Down

Why I Love… #51: Donnie Darko

Year: 2001 Director: Richard Kelly Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko), Jena Malone (Gretchen Ross), Mary McDonnell (Rose Darko), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Elizabeth Darko), Patrick Swayze (Jim Cunningham), Drew Barrymore (Karen Pomeroy), Noah Wyle (Prof. Monnitoff), Holmes Osborne (Eddie Darko), Beth Grant (Kitty Farmer), Katharine Ross (Dr. Lilian Thurman) Genre: Drama / Science Fiction I'm going to … Continue reading Why I Love… #51: Donnie Darko