Stalag 17 may not have much to say about the Nazis, but it has plenty of insight into human nature.
Reviewed at Ferretbrain.
I muse on why I love Matthew Reilly’s trashy thrillers, and why I really shouldn’t. Published at FerretBrain.
A review of the BBC TV series on conservation. Featuring Mark Carwardine and Steven Fry, it retreads the territory of the Douglas Adams/Mark Carwardine trip of the 1980s.
Published by FerretBrain in November 2009.
Philip Pullman writes a mini-book about Lee Scoresby using Western tropes. I was always going to like this one.
Published at FerretBrain, October 2009.
I know it’s an unfashionable subject, but I muse about spoken poetry at FerretBrain. In an incisive bit of scholarship, I also assert that Coleridge was a very good poet. Who knew?
This is a review hosted at FerretBrain enthusing about The Hunt for Gollum, a forty minute Lord of the Rings fan-film that’s available for free online. Set pre-LOTR, it’s an impressively well-made film that follows Aragorn’s attempt to bring Gollum back to Gandalf for questioning.
A review of the graphic novel Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, outlining a couple of problems I had with it. Published at FerretBrain .
A FerretBrain review of the graphic novel Pride of Baghdad, gushing over the art and questioning the writing.
Again, a FerretBrain article, this time a deliriously enthusiastic review of Alex Cox’s film adaptation Revengers Tragedy.