Film Review: Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Film Review: Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Not to be confused with the 1969 musical remake starring Peter O’Toole in the lead role, this 1939 Oscar winner manages to be funny, sentimental, sad and uplifting over the course of its near two hour run time. I caught it over the Easter weekend – the perfect time to see such film – and(…)

Film Review: I Was Monty’s Double

Film Review: I Was Monty’s Double

Based on the book of the same name by M.E. Clifton James, this movie is less interesting than the true story it tells. Having said that, It’s still an exciting and enjoyable way to spend an hour and a half. First the story. After serving in World War I, Meyrick Edward Clifton James, an Australian(…)

Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go (released 2010) is in the science fiction dystopia category. Whilst that’s true, that description does not convey its spirit or its intent. Alex Garland displayed great skill in adapting his screenplay from Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel. The story is set in the 1970s in England, but with an imagined medical ‘success’ having(…)

Close Encounters with Alien Beats

Close Encounters with Alien Beats

Aliens and androids feature prominently on this six-track EP from EDM/Dubstep artist and producer, Eluusif.  It comes as no surprise that his biography presents an alter ego from another planet, although currently residing in London. All the pictures I have seen of him, including the cover of this latest release, show a rather sinister figure,(…)

Film Review: Days of Wine and Roses

Film Review: Days of Wine and Roses

While attending the 1963 Academy Awards, Gregory Peck was (according to IMDB), totally convinced that his good friend Jack Lemmon would beat him to the Best Actor Oscar for his searing portrayal of an alcoholic in Days of Wine and Roses. It was reading this snippet of trivia while researching my last review for To(…)