The Artist

We Need A Collective Noun For Film Critics

‘An exit of film critics’? ‘A pretence of film critics’? ‘A sneer of film critics’? Judging by the latest poll of the best 100 films of the 21st century according to 177 film critics it should probably be ‘a wankfest of film critics’. Film polls are notoriously subjective, of course, but dear God in Heaven, […]

The Music of Words: Part 1

Any writer worth a pinch of salt will tell you that they’re interested in the pattern of words. Lyricism in prose is, I suppose, what has replaced poetry, which has primarily become lyrics in music. For centuries poetry was straitjacketed into patterns by iambic pentameter, dactyls and the rest, but pop music and hip-hop has […]