Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 16

This post will contain SPOILERS throughout. As might well have been expected, there was a lot of activity this week as the show draws closer to the end (next week the final two parts will air together bringing season three to a close), but virtually (maybe even none of it) took place in the town … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 16

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 9

There will be SPOILERS throughout this post. So, we've had a fortnight to let Part 8  sit, we've ruminated, and we've both feared and marveled at where Mark Frost and David Lynch are going to take us next. Part 8 rewrote the rules of TV and did it by simply pretending it wasn't TV. Lynch refers to this season … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 9

Review: The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight appears, upfront, to be a western. Quentin Tarantino's 8th feature film (as he takes great pride in advising us right out of the gate) takes place several years after the end of the Civil War in the coldest wastes of wintry Wyoming. It begins, as Django Unchained before it, with a bounty hunter stopping … Continue reading Review: The Hateful Eight

Review: Selma

I saw Selma at a special preview screening on Martin Luther King Day, over two weeks before its wide release here in the UK and started writing this review that evening. I've sat on it a little, saving this post for nearer it's release on February 6th. But you know how it is when you want to … Continue reading Review: Selma

Review: Grace Of Monaco

There's a point around an hour into the Coen Brothers' adaptation of No Country For Old Men when Sheriff Ed Tom Bell tells Carla Jean Moss the story of a cattle rancher whose misuse of a pneumatic bolt gun cost him the full use of one of this arms. Carla Jean regards him dubiously across a … Continue reading Review: Grace Of Monaco