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(…)

Film Review: To Kill a Mockingbird

Film Review: To Kill a Mockingbird

If I was allowed just one word to sum up this movie it would be, “beautiful”. For it truly is. I caught it recently on TV (mercifully without those dangerously irritating commercial interruptions), and as the end credits rolled, a feeling of what I can only describe as ‘euphoria for being alive’ came over me.(…)

Book Review: Atlantis and The Silver City by Peter Daughtrey

Book Review: Atlantis and The Silver City by Peter Daughtrey

Although I found Peter Daughtrey’s book interesting, I have little knowledge of the subject area, while a friend of mine has a firm interest in classical history. Given his intrigue in the book I thought it best to offer him the opportunity to review it. The following is Robin Temple’s review of Atlantis and The(…)

Synth Noir Confessions from Electro Duo

Synth Noir Confessions from Electro Duo

Confession is the name of the game and the title of the latest offering from the duo, no:carrier. Released on 24th February, 2014, this 6-track EP is the third ‘taster’ for the full length album, Wisdom & Failure, which will follow in April or May. Confession  gives more value when listening to it all the(…)

Gabriel Blows the Walls Down

Gabriel Blows the Walls Down

Gabriel Olteanu put together his first EP (released December, 2013), simply titled Gabriel Olteanu EP, in collaboration with three fellow musicians. Whether you remember 1980’s rock the first time around or you’re discovering it for the first time, this kind of hard rock with a metal edge has always had a loyal fan base. This(…)

Classic TV Review: Secret Army

Classic TV Review: Secret Army

For anyone who may have cast an inquisitive or nostalgic eye over my review for the TV show Colditz last September, this piece will probably come as no surprise. I did, after all, say it was highly likely I would bring this show up again. Classic British TV pretty much sums Secret Army up. It(…)