Tag Archives: Film

“Blinded by the Light” – the film

“Blinded by the Light” is a film about a British Asian teenager growing up in the 1980s in Luton who discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen. It transforms his life. The film comes out on 9 August here in the … Continue reading

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“Chasing Trane” – the life and music of John Coltrane

Last week I went to the ICA Cinema to see John Scheinfeld’s “Chasing Trane”, a new documentary about the great jazz saxophonist John Coltrane. For me, the greatest of the sax players, the man who took the instrument to the … Continue reading

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A magnificent three: Star Wars, Jane Eyre, Hunger Games

In the the last few days I’ve been to two awesome films and a wonderful piece of theatre. A great cultural finish to 2015 – assuming there won’t be too much of that in the next few days! First up, … Continue reading

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“Inside Llewyn Davis” – a review

My son Kieran and I went to see “Inside Llewyn Davis”, the latest Coen brothers film, this evening. It has just been released in the UK. We both really liked it. I was drawn to it after reading a brief … Continue reading

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“The Hunger Games” trilogy

I’ve just finished reading ‘The Hunger Games” trilogy. The books have been absolutely brilliant. Utterly gripping. The number of times I almost missed Victoria station, where I get off the Tube for work, because I was so engrossed in the … Continue reading

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Skyfall !

I’ve just got back from seeing the latest Bond movie, “Skyfall”, at Leicester Square Odeon. Wow! I’m still reeling. An awesome film. I’ve always enjoyed the Bond movies – they never fail to be entertaining. The sixties films with Sean … Continue reading

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