On my mind… Rebecca Hall

Born on 19 May 1982, Rebecca Maria Hall is a few months older than me. That fact isn’t significant in itself, it’s just one of the little ways I like to think that I identify with her. She’s the daughter of theatre director and founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Peter Hall, and opera singer, Maria Ewing. Her siblings include theatre directors, designers, writers and … Continue reading On my mind… Rebecca Hall

Take your ass back to the trailer park – part 3

It’s January and the skies and cold and grey.’ Good line for a song? Perhaps if we turn it around. ‘It’s January and the skies are cold and grey, but it’s warm inside the cinema and therefore we shall stay… and watch many films.’ Ok the rhyme needs work but you get the idea. Escapism is the word of the day – and with many … Continue reading Take your ass back to the trailer park – part 3

Black lays Stark comically bare for Iron Man 3

You have to hand it to Shane Black, he’s got me torn in a good and bad way. There’s no questioning his screenplay skills, the man can write. Past work includes Lethal Weapon 1-4, The Long Kiss Goodnight and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, the latter being his directorial debut. Yet I feel this latest instalment in the Iron Man franchise, whilst generally good, may have … Continue reading Black lays Stark comically bare for Iron Man 3