FROM PINEWOOD WITH LOVE – celebrating 80 years of movie majesty

From London Melody to Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool, Pinewood Studios has now been home to British cinema production for eighty years. The moments of cinema that a plot of land in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire can lay claim to are […]

“This IS the STAR WARS film you are looking for” – Reviewing THE FORCE AWAKENS

Spoilers! The Force Awakens feels like a missing Star Wars movie that came out in 1985. Blessed with a cracking first half that beguiles and reminds of our Kenner-addled childhoods with magic, dignity and a heraldic swagger, Episode VII is a wilfully old […]


There is a refreshing honesty to Alec Mills’ writing and it is an honesty predicated on making no bones of not being honest. Part compelled by the books that have emerged from his film industry peers and pals, and part […]

Away put your title rumour? Is it FEAR and loathing in Mos Eisley?

With intraweb enthusiasm set to ‘Salacious Crumb’ levels in the last week with that photo looking just like it was culled straight from the 1979 Elstree Studio archives (which was probably the point – cue a possible barrage of late 1970s […]