What The Craggus Saw started out as the occasional Facebook post about movies I’d seen. I’d give films a score out of 10, then started adding a couple of lines comment plus the score and then a paragraph (or two) and a score and eventually I found I wanted to say more so I moved my reviews off Facebook and into the blogosphere (do people still say blogosphere?).
Generally, I’ll try and stay spoiler-free – at least for new films (and if I do stray into Spoiler territory, it’ll be for a good reason and I’ll slap a warning across the top of the post). If I’m reviewing an old film or TV shows, I’ll discuss plot details if needed and although I have some understanding of the technical side of film-making, I’ll generally come at films and TV shows by how they made me and the family feel and how much I enjoyed it.
The blog started out being just about movie reviews, but now it’s branched out into TV reviews (especially “Star Trek” and “Doctor Who”) and general entertainment news and opinions. I even find time for the occasional book and video game review and, really, anything that piques my interest.
There’s a search bar on the homepage if you’re looking for a particular film or you can browse and search by year, genre, actor or anything else you can think of.
I’m just a guy who loves the cinema, movies and genre TV in general. I don’t get to premieres or press screenings, I just go to the cinema as often as I can (and as often as my family will let me!) and I try to get to see films as soon after release as possible. Occasionally I’ll get it into my head to do a themed season of reviews.
I’m also often accompanied by my thirteen-year-old son The Mertmas (his nickname/ nom de plume) so you’ll get two perspectives for the price of one on many films. Friday nights are movie nights in the Craggus household and pretty soon, you’ll be seeing Mertmas’ Friday Night Movies.
A cinema veteran since a few weeks shy of her second birthday, she started out writing our 5 Year Old Reviews column and but is about to move on to 7 Year Old Reviews in a matter of weeks.
What The Craggus Saw’s erstwhile baker and horror movie aficionado. Currently on an extended sabbatical.
Our resident TV correspondent, on the lookout for the shows which will Make TV Great Again. Fond of reviewing, fonder of binge-watching.
Our Trailer correspondent. Usually only employed once a year to cover the Superbowl movie trailerpalooza, we’ve decided to keep him around on a permanent basis to cover any trailers of note and tell you whether the hype is worth giving a hoot.
Our music correspondent, his identity is a closely guarded secret, known only to a few.
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