2016: Viewing and Reading

Last update 14 February: 'Ta'ang', 'Mariupolis', 'Shelley'

Monetise This: an exchange on freelance film criticism

'I don’t know what the long-term effects of all this will be.'

Straight stories: Tom McCarthy's Spotlight

The performers are across-the-board faultless. Each actor comes complete with his or her own bodily mannerisms, which go some way in creating the film’s breathing, lived-in reality. It’s in the details.

2015: The Year In Words

A selection of twelve essays and articles published in 2015...

Pros and Cons In 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Weighing up the pluses and minuses of the new 'Star Wars' picture...