Scrooge, A Christmas Carol, And How Dickens Invented Christmas

Christmas is a special time here in RunPee Towers. As well as trying to get the definitive list of Christmas films, non-Christmas Christmas films, and modern takes on an old story, we also have a soft spot for the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Fortunately, for people like us who are keen to make lists, […]


Best Of British Biographies – Danny Boyle

I’m sure that I’ve said somewhere else that, way back in the nineties, I bought a house based mainly on the proximity to the Davenport Theatre. It was couple of hundred metres away and I could walk around, get a pint or two, and watch a film. As the name suggests, it was originally a […]

Thirty Years Just Flies By – Strictly Ballroom – A Rewatch Review

On 10th May 1992 a film was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and received a fifteen minute standing ovation. Then an agent from the Rank Organisation dashed in to snap up the UK film rights. It was the debut feature from a young Australian auteur who would go on to win awards for theatre, […]

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RunPee Weekly Newsletter #105 (March 16th, 2022)

The app that tells you the best time to run and pee during a movie without missing the best scenes. You’ve Been In Two Huge Franchises? How nice for you…A Brief Bio of Benedict Cumberbatch Smaug, Khan, Sherlock, Dr. Strange…then there are all the characters he’s played that aren’t part of multi-million franchises… Read more… […]

Best of British Biographies – Miriam Margolyes

Some actors are known for their stage careers, others for their film and TV work. Some actors are known for their vocal versatility or their commitment to radically change their physique through diet and/or exercise. Still others are renowned either for the beauty or the character of their appearance. A rare, special few are none […]

Best of British Biographies – Roger Allam

We’re all allowed favourites. Similarly, we’re all allowed someone we admire. Someone we want to be like, someone we secretly copy and could imagine ourselves actually being. It probably changes over the years. A bit like actors play Romeo, then they move on to Hamlet, before finally ending up as Lear so who you idolise […]

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RunPee Weekly Newsletter #101 (February 16th, 2022)

The app that tells you the best time to run and pee during a movie without missing the best scenes. British Legends Of Stage & Screen For decades Brits have been brought in to play the bad guy, place the action in a particular time or place, or to make clear the class and background […]

Best Of British Biographies

With a lot of encouragement and advice from RunPee C.O.O. Jill I’ve been doing occasional biographical articles about British talent and what they bring to the big — nay — huge blockbuster franchises. It’s one of those mysteries lost in the depths of time…how did this actually start? My recollection is that I saw somewhere […]


Indie Movie Review – A Ghost Waits

My name is Rob, and I’m a cinema addict. When the world was open I was retired and had Infinity cards both for RunPee and for my local cinema; I’d peaked at seeing three films in a day and going four or five days a week. Then it all closed down. However, I was luckier […]

Classic Movie Review – The Milagro Beanfield War

The Milagro Beanfield War is a movie everyone should see to be delighted, laugh a lot, cry a little, and have a two hour cinematic fiesta. It’s chock full of chemistry between almost everyone, in a cast that encompasses an entire town, from children to the elderly. In fact, it’s the elders who steal the […]

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