10 greatest ever sporting movie moments for Forever Sports

This was a feature for the November issue of Forever Sports magazine. It included interviews with lots of experts, ranging from a Team GB skier to a Shaolin Monk. The whole thing was rather magnificently illustrated by Joe McDermott. It’s always nice to see your articles in print, but even more so when they end up… Read More 10 greatest ever sporting movie moments for Forever Sports

Those Who Can, Teach. Those Who Can’t, Become Politicians

This was written for Haze Magazine, a new UK current affairs and politics site. It’s partly about the ineptitude of Michael Gove and more broadly about career politicians who have no experience of the area of government policy they have been placed in charge of. *Update* Haze Magazine doesn’t seem to exist any more, so… Read More Those Who Can, Teach. Those Who Can’t, Become Politicians

Matthew McConaughey: five best moments for The Guardian

On a work placement with The Guardian arts desk, I got to write several pieces for publication on the Guardian’s website. This reader-led Matthew McConaughey piece was the first. http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2013/may/10/matthew-mcconaughey-five-best-moments                           (This is just a screen-shot, click the link above to go to… Read More Matthew McConaughey: five best moments for The Guardian

Unworthy Characters and Spiritual Destitution: Kentish Town in 1846

It was quite by accident that I stumbled upon an ebook with the rather catchy title ‘The Life and Times of the Roman Patrician Alexis: To Which Is Annexed, an Account of the Mission Founded in Kentish Town’. Catholicism is the theme of this book, or more precisely the first Catholic Church in Kentish Town. Started by… Read More Unworthy Characters and Spiritual Destitution: Kentish Town in 1846

Red Dwarf’s 10 best supporting characters for Den of Geek!

This is probably the geekiest article I’ve ever written, aptly for the Sci-fi leaning website Den of Geek. They have been running a lot of Red Dwarf articles and promotional items lately to coincide with the tenth series, so I offered to give my opinion as a Red Dwarf fan on who the best supporting… Read More Red Dwarf’s 10 best supporting characters for Den of Geek!

Seven Psychopaths review for Zap!Bang!

At the 2012 London film Festival I checked out Seven Psychopaths featuring a rather mighty cast of  Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Tom Waits and Gabourey Sidibe.  It’s the first film since In Bruges (a big personal favourite) for Irish director Martin McDonagh. Review: http://zapbangmagazine.com/film/reviews/seven-psychopaths