My favourite teen movies (watched growing up, and as an adult)

Teen movies say something about growing up — about being a teenager, the ups and downs and highs and lows, finding one’s self on the cusp of adulthood. A time when hormones and emotions assault your senses and you’re experiencing a bunch of first times: like first love or first sexual encounter, or drink or… Continue reading My favourite teen movies (watched growing up, and as an adult)

Guillermo del Toro’s love of vivid colours, beautiful monsters and steampunk

As blog titles go, this one is quite specific. To set the scene… basically, to celebrate Halloween my partner and I have been watching spooky movies. One of those was Crimson Peak (2015) as I’d not seen it, despite being a big del Toro fan. And whilst I appreciated the movie, I didn’t love it.… Continue reading Guillermo del Toro’s love of vivid colours, beautiful monsters and steampunk

My favourite film and TV characters named Mike or Michael

Should you celebrate your name? I think so. Be proud, I say. After all, it’s your name. And thinking on my own name being one of the oldest in the world — it stands to reason that it would’ve turned up in quite a few movies and TV shows. So I decided to investigate. Here… Continue reading My favourite film and TV characters named Mike or Michael

My favourite women in film with brightly-coloured hair

Someone I know recently dyed their hair pink. It was previously purple, or maybe green or blue. I forget. Whatever it was, I remember it looked cool at the time. I always noticed it. And let’s face it, if you’ve got bright hair, weird hair, or queer hair, you’re automatically twice as interesting as the… Continue reading My favourite women in film with brightly-coloured hair

Halloween movies to watch on streaming (UK) in 2021

It’s that time of year again — spooky Christmas! For some of us, Halloween is far more interesting an occasion to celebrate than the fake birthday of Jesus. It’s the time of year for witches, magic, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, vampires, and things that go bump in the night. That time when weirdos and misfits come… Continue reading Halloween movies to watch on streaming (UK) in 2021