Documentary Review – The Pigeon Tunnel

There is a more than somewhat axiomatic saying  dished out to aspiring writers…“Write what you know.” This can be good advice. If you wish to write a series about that misadventures of a group of teachers then it is a definite bonus to have spent some time working as a teacher. If you are writing […]

20th Anniversary Rewatch Movie Review – Runaway Jury

I’ve said elsewhere that Runaway Jury is one of my go to, no think, easy watch options. Given that it will be twenty years old this year, I thought I’d better have a go at explaining why I enjoy it so much. I suppose it has to be the combination of a great cast and […]

Movie Review – The Great Escaper

This was one of those films that I went to see with my wife. We had a nice lunch and went for an afternoon showing. Before going we had imagined it was going to be along the same lines as The Last Bus or The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry. To be honest, I had […]

Short Movie Review – The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

Oh my word, this brings back memories! Back in my first round of college days I was an avid reader of Roald Dahl’s short story collections. I can still remember reading Someone Like You, Kiss Kiss, and Switch Bitch whilst lying on the bed in my room. I can also remember the downside of a […]

Indie Short Review – Gale: Stay Away from Oz

Wow! I am being spoiled recently with independent short films. A couple of weeks ago I got to see the marvellous To Fire You Come at Last and today it is Gale: Stay Away from Oz. The first email I got just had the title listed as Gale and I didn’t immediately make the connection […]

Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary Screening

I really do enjoy this new thing of showing classic films in the cinema. Over the last few years I’ve seen Die Hard, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Superman, Cabaret, and others. Not to mention the annual Christmas Eve showing of It’s A Wonderful Life. Sometimes it brings back memories of seeing films when they first […]


Movie Review – Gran Turismo

It’s not often that I get to review the new releases but the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike has managed to prevent Gran Turismo being released in the USA for a couple of weeks. There were, apparently, some sneak previews across the pond but not the full release that was planned. It opened here last Friday so […]

Biography Should Be Written By An Acute Enemy

About five years ago I wouldn’t have been writing this.  I’ve been an enthusiastic reader for as long as I can remember. My father was an avid reader and there were always books in the house. I was taught to read from an early age. I could read from, about, the age of three or […]

Movie Review – The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry

Well…good news, bad news! The bad news is that, due to technical problems which I have to sort out before Guardians Of The Galaxy: Vol 3 comes out next week, I couldn’t actually sort out Peetimes for The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry. The good news is that it is, pretty much, the first film […]

Movie Review – Tetris

I have to admit that when I heard that there was a film based on the Tetris game in the pipeline my heart sank just a little.  After all, I remember the farce that was Super Mario Bros and Street Fighter. I couldn’t begin to imagine what the narrative would be but I did have […]

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