Veni, vidi, risi: Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans (2019) Review

Horrible Histories The Movie Rotten Romans Review

The original run of the “Horrible Histories” TV series was one of those lightning-in-a-bottle shows, a perfect match between writing and casts and while this big-screen spin-off unfortunately doesn’t have any of the series main cast, it does manage to get closer to the anarchic edutainment fun of its roots than any other project has … Continue reading Veni, vidi, risi: Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans (2019) Review

Mindhorn (2017) Review

While Hollywood occupies itself with pillaging and rebooting the classic TV of the seventies, eighties and nineties, Julian Barrett (“The Mighty Boosh”) and Simon Farnaby (“Horrible Histories”, “Rogue One”) satirise both both originals and retreads by faithfully homaging a completely fictitious TV show: “Mindhorn”. Richard Thorncroft (Barrett) is a washed-up, has-been British TV actor. At … Continue reading Mindhorn (2017) Review

High-Rise (2016) Review

Reportedly a passion project for producer Jeremy Thomas since he purchased the film rights back in 1975, J G Ballard’s “High-Rise” finally makes it to the big screen and it’s as if not a single day has passed since Thomas first conceived the film. In a parallel London of the 1970s, Doctor Robert Laing (Tom … Continue reading High-Rise (2016) Review

Jekyll & Hyde – Season 1 Review

Charlie Higson’s excitable take on the Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” has lasted all of ten episodes before being cancelled by ITV. It’s a real shame too because while the show had its flaws, it also had tremendous potential which will now go unrealised thanks to … Continue reading Jekyll & Hyde – Season 1 Review

The Riot Club (2014) Review

Transferring from a successful run on the London stage, “The Riot Club” brings its sneering swipe at the corrupt and privileged elite to the big screen with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer. Despite dropping its more on-the-nose stage sobriquet “Posh”, it nonetheless retains much of its venom as it seeks to expose the decadence which … Continue reading The Riot Club (2014) Review

Edge Of Tomorrow (2014) Review

If, like me, you made the switch from going to see a movie because Tom Cruise was in it to going to see a movie despite Tom Cruise being in it a while back, you’ll find a lot to enjoy in “Edge Of Tomorrow” (not least of all the many, many times his character meets … Continue reading Edge Of Tomorrow (2014) Review