Halfway through our holiday, we hit our first major stress point. After an hour’s drive through Zakynthos and back to the ferryport, plus an hour on the ferry itself, plus five more hours driving up the Bay of Corinth to Athens, neither me nor my trusty Samwise Gamgee surrogate John…

Sitting at home in 2020, huddled and fearful, checking twitter once an hour to see how many people had died in my constituency, I occasionally came across a nice picture of a foreign place on Instagram and wondered when I would finally go abroad again. Turns out it’s now.

And…

After so long a wait, I’ve spent the weekend watching No Time To Die. Saw it on Saturday, went home, and made arrangements to see it on Sunday.

83% on Rotten Tomatoes and already being heralded as the saviour of the British cinema industry, it looks like they’ve actually pulled…

The first alarm is at 3am. I have come to think of it as the double rollover: first I roll over and groan, and then I pad into the next room and roll Dennis over. If I walk quietly enough, I can do it without waking him up. This prevents…

Cazzo.

Beneath the thunder in her blood, the only clear thought rang out, and rang true. Her short, squat legs making a rapid pace through the narrow, peeling alleyway. Sweat tracing deltas on her forehead, and in her hand, inexplicably, a wine opener. …

hmmm yes, but what if leaves fell upwards?

If you’d asked me at eighteen who my favourite film director was, I would have answered before you had even finished the question. Chris Nolan.

The man had successfully salvaged the Batman franchise from some truly dark days. His previous films were one of my first gateways into more challenging…

Like all good things, Elon Musk is everywhere.

Every time I’m on Twitter, I scroll straight to his feed and gaze in awe at his hilarious, relatable tweets, and wonder to myself how a man who is supposedly the intellectual mastermind behind at least three cutting-edge tech businesses has enough…

Shouted at the main character in The Last Black Man in San Francisco, a 2019 film which I watched for the first time last night and which sunk it’s fingers in deep.

I’m sure it sounds ridiculous, but there’s a certain sensation you get when you’re watching a particularly captivating…

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