There’s more actors turned politicians than you might think. Schwarzenegger is probably the first that comes to mind but there’s been a few of them, some more successful than others. I enjoyed learning about Jesse Ventura’s time as governor of Minnesota. When the state had a budget surplus in 1999 he decided to give all… Read More 10 Actors Who Became Politicians for Total Film
This was written for Haze Magazine, a new UK current affairs and politics site. This is a piece 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… Read More Those Who Can, Teach. Those Who Can’t, Become Politicians.
I like to go back to my old travel blog from time to time and add something new. A recent trip to Morocco has given me this opportunity… http://theinanebabbleofabackpacker.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/morocco-in-21-photos.html
In May I spent a couple of weeks at Total Film. I wrote for the magazine and the website – below are the pieces I had published in the magazine.
The Guardian has a regular series called Clip Joint, where the writer picks 5 clips which illustrate a point or are the best/worst of something. So I wrote about cockneys on film. (It got 255 comments, which is probably chickenfeed if you’re Samantha Brick, but quite a lot for mere mortals). http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2013/jun/26/clip-joint-cockneys Just FYI, the… Read More The Guardian, Clip Joint: Cockneys
This Is The End Out 28 June 2013 **** When James Franco throws a party, he really throws a party. Unfortunately, in a major scheduling oversight, his party is on the same night as the apocalypse, in this Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen directed comedy. In This Is The End, the actors all play caricatured… Read More THIS IS THE END review
With Brighton Festival just around the corner, let’s take a look at the festival’s film programme and see what two prominent residents, musician Nick Cave and director Grant Gee, have to say about Brighton’s cinematic history. If Brighton were an actor, it would have an impressive film CV. Most often remembered for the mods against… Read More Brighton In The Movies