I read this one for my book group, although I’d have read it anyway – happily a friend had just leant it to me when we chose it! I enjoyed […]
Sometimes there’s a piece of work that has had a huge influence on many things you’ve read or watched, and yet you’ve never, somehow, managed to go back to the […]
Widows is one of those stories that has transcended its original form in multiple ways, but the first time I came across it was in the cinema just over a […]
What do you think it feels like for them to be such tiny ephemeral flashes of existence?
We read this in my book group. The marriage of the title is of a young black couple, Roy and Celestial. Roy is wrongly convicted of rape, and the story describes […]
With Bodies, his first novel, Mercurio returned to the subject of his superb TV drama Cardiac Arrest.
“I adore its fiery taste.”
When I came across the work of Jed Mercurio he was known as John MacUre, writer of the medical drama Cardiac Arrest, which debuted in 1994 but which sadly I […]
This is by no means the first comical film about the holocaust, and it treads an uneasy line – I found myself questioning if the weak gags were sufficient justification […]
I’m Simon. I’m guessing you know that. Fusion Patrol? The sci-fi podcast? What’s wrong with you people?
I was sure I’d seen a Guy Ritchie film before, that this wasn’t my first geezer-flick, but I just couldn’t remember. (Turns out it was Sherlock Holmes). So I wasn’t […]
This wasn’t a book club book, but I’d not read it before.