There is an impressive cast behind The Dinner that makes it intriguing from the outset. Richard Gere and Laura Linney would be enough to get anyone’s attention but add Steve Coogan and Rebecca Hall and you start to imagine that there … Continue reading The Dinner (2017) Review
I review a whole season rather than individual episodes, so there is a chance of spoilers. If you haven’t watched the whole season yet, stop reading now! It would have been very tempting to stop making Alan Partridge for TV after the … Continue reading Mid-Morning Matters with Alan Partridge (Season 2) TV Review
The best way to transfer a sitcom or sketch comedy character from television to the movies is to change nothing. The best examples of tv characters starring in decent movies is when the film serves as an extended version of … Continue reading Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013) Review
Because I review a whole tv series rather than individual episodes, there is a chance of spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the whole series yet, stop reading now! Britain has the greatest television comedy characters ever. As long as … Continue reading Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge (Season 1) TV Review
There are very few good films that were originally television shows. It’s not because it’s a bad idea. For many tv shows it is their last attempt at continuing, squeezing just a little bit more life out of a cancelled or failing … Continue reading Can a TV show ever become a successful film?
Sometimes a factual narrative rather than a full on documentary is the best way of telling a story. I’m sure that Manchester’s music scene has got numerous documentaries about it, some of which are very good. The bands that feature in 24 Hour Party People probably each have their own documentary, telling the story of their rise to fame, success and for some, ultimate failure. I know for a fact, the main subject of the movie, Tony Wilson, Factory Records and to a lesser extent the Hacienda, will definitely have lots of factual television about it, it being such a key … Continue reading 24 Hour Party People (2002) Re-View
Because I review a whole tv series rather than individual episodes, there is a chance of spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the whole series yet, stop reading now! No matter what setting you choose for a sitcom or who your characters are, you won’t ever be able to beat the sitcoms set in and around a family. The most successful or memorable are the sitcoms that focus on the family dynamic, Only Fools and Horses being one key example, The Royle Family being another. They probably make double the amount of sitcoms set in and around families than they do … Continue reading Moone Boy (Season 1) TV Review