Huh. I feel stupid but for once I don't think it's entirely my own fault.
Today was the first summery day after what felt like a never ending winter, so I had to watch the most summery movie there is.
I'm sure we all have a list of films we'd love to be able to experience in the cinema during its original run, and Jaws is definitely one of mine.
In Ireland there is a cultural habit that frustrates me hugely, and that's everyone responding to every problem, no matter how big or small, or…
I have a very bad memory, and that depresses me. When friends are talking about funny stories from their youth, I love hearing them, and always want to share my own. But I can't remember them. Sometimes people even tell me funny stories I played a vital role in. It's all news to me. "Did that happen?" I ask. They can't believe I don't remember. "Oh yeah, I remember now!" I lie. It's so bad that I've gotten to the…
After The Force Awakens, I had only one hope for Episode VIII: That it wouldn't just be another Empire Strikes Back. I very much doubted I'd get my way, and Rogue One only cemented my pessimism. With a Han Solo film already in production, it seemed very clear that Disney were content to comb the original Star Wars trilogy for every crumb of safe, familiar and bankable callback.
So what a treat this turned out to be. I sat down…