A quiet place

A star is born dir. by

I liked this film. I thought everything about it was well done. The performances were great. The story and writing was good. The direction and look of the film, it all...

Rocky IV dir. by

Oh Rocky IV, the worst of the Rocky films in some ways. But also the most Rocky in others. Also, the film that is pretty much all montage. I mean, how...

Rocky dir. by

I cannot believe I’ve never reviewed Rocky before, but then again it is one of those films I’ve seen so many times, and before blogging was ever a thing, so in...

Killers of the Flower Moon by

If you want to read a book that’ll really show how horrific people can be to one another then this is it. It tells the story of the murders of Mollie...

Jane, the fox, and me by

Translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou Oh, this is a beautiful book. The art work is just lovely, I love the style of it. Simple, often black and white, but...

Hereditary dir. by

The best way to see this film is to know nothing in advance. So if you haven’t seen it stop reading now. Although, in fairness I think that that is good...

Alias Grace by

Based on the true story of Grace Marks, an infamous murderer in Canada in the 1840’s, Atwood’s book uses different narrators to tell the story, as well as interspersing the story with extracts from other works. From poems, fiction, newspapers of the time, and other sources. Although this is based on the real story, Atwood has, of course, fictionalised a great deal of the novel.

The two narrators are Grace herself, who tells her story in the first person, past tense, and Simon Jordan, the doctor investigating her claims of insanity or innocence. His parts are told by a third person narrator, and are in the present tense.

The valley of fear by

Sherlock Holmes ; 4 or 7, depending on how you are counting. This is the fourth and final of the novels by Doyle. In it Holmes and Watson head to Birlstone...

A quiet place dir. by

Imagine a world where you couldn’t make a sound. No talking, no laughing. Not even walking with shoes on. A world where the response to noise is death. No imagine being...