V For Vendetta

I finally got round to watching V For Vendetta and I have to say I was a little disappointed with the movie over all.  It lacked depth and tension.  That said I thought the ideas it dealt with are a timely reminder of what could be.  On this morning’s news I heard that the Archbishop Read More …

Lent

I know lent is a whole month away but in a stunning act of forward thinking I was looking through my files and came across these images by Si Smith illustrating Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness.  They are fantastic and also make a pretty cool movie if you stick them in movie maker or Read More …

Wanderer

We watched the Jonny Cash bio Walk The Line the other night.  What a brilliant film.  I don’t know much about Cash but the movie was very engaging. Bono wrote a song for Cash called The Wanderer and it’s on the Zooropa album, performed by Cash himself.  You should search it out.  It is a Read More …

Hotel Rwanda

I borrowed Hotel Rwanda on DVD ages ago but have never got round to watching it, sometimes deliberately as I perhaps wasn’t in the mood to watch a film about a genocide. Last night was the night and I’m so glad I did watch it. It is an astonishing true story about a man who Read More …

American History X

American History X is one of the most powerful films I’ve ever seen. It tells the story of a young man sucked into a neo-nazi group and his agonising journey of discovery through prison and beyond. Amazon said: Perhaps the highest compliment you can pay to Edward Norton is that his Oscar-nominated performance in American History Read More …

Shhh!!!

Mental Health – the last great taboo? Over the past couple of nights I have watched two amazing explorations of mental illness, Stephen Fry’s ‘The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive’ and the movie ‘A Beautiful Mind’.  Both were fascinating! Stephen Fry suffers from bi-polar disorder or manic depression as it is otherwise known as.  Read More …