As with much of Banville, there is fine attention to the feel and smell of things; “the sullen, bitter reek” of whiskey; and he has the gift of fully conjuring people, places and events with a few deft strokes.Read more "Blinded By The Light. “Ancient Light” by John Banville"
Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop was a delirious mix of satire and cheese that refused to take itself seriously. The nonsensical but highly enjoyable story about a critically injured Detroit cop who is turned into a robot super-cop blended Dirty Harry, Westworld and Entertainment Tonight into an ultraviolent slice of Reagan-era satire. It was bloody and gory […]Read more "Robocop Remade: More Whizz-Bang, Less Gore (trailer review)"
By Niall McArdle Joel and Ethan Coen are the chameleons of modern cinema: as soon as you think you know what sort of filmmakers they are, they surprise you by skipping effortlessly into a new genre. They’ve reimagined the western (True Grit) and sent up the gangster picture (Miller’s Crossing). They’ve tackled the madcap screwball […]Read more "The Best Music Moments from the Coen Brothers"