Monthly Archives: June 2020

Goodbye Piccadilly Tube, Farewell Odeon Leicester Square

Look on Metacritic or Apple Trailers right now and all you’ll find is a ragbag collection of B-movies elevated from direct-to-video. The only potential blockbuster being trailed is Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’, only because he’s insisting it goes into physical theatres come what may. For the first and only time in its history, cinema has effectively […]

‘Get In’ – When A Critic Needs to Be A Detective

During the Lockdown I’ve been catching up on films I’ve been meaning to see, and have been transported by trash and Palme D’Or winners alike. I’ll happily overlook a film’s technical inadequacies if there’s a germ of originality. Often there isn’t. Hollywood has too much at stake to upset its audiences, so I look for […]

Hidden In Plain Sight: The Albany

There are places in London that fail to be noticed because they’re protected not just by wealth but by class. You might find yourself in an elegant street filled with architecturally fascinating houses, but the urge to hurry on is encouraged by private security guards or a look about the place that says ‘You have […]

The Lockdown Diaries 15: Baked Beans At Dawn

So there was that. Yuk. Do me a favour, don’t get any kind of cancer, especially this one, it’s really horrible. I’m here, though, now managing the healing process. I just had my first FEB (Full English Breakfast) in three months (right, minus sausage).  I’ve broken the law every day since Lockdown began on March […]