Category: Movies

Meet the Robinsons

This movie managed to surprise me: it is the first computer-generated 3-D animation that I have seen in which at least some of the human characters did not seem either… Read more »


Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, That here, obedient to their laws, we lie. –Simonides of Ceos (Epitaph on the burial mound of the Spartans.) There are few turning… Read more »

Amazing Grace

Last Friday was the 200th anniversary of the passage in the House of Commons of the Slave Trade Act of 1807, which largely eliminated the Atlantic slave trade. More significantly,… Read more »

Hollywood Accents

Quite why the majority of US critics are so offended by this particular outrage remains a mystery. Hollywood has always had a somewhat cavalier attitude towards foreign accents, as those… Read more »


This movie is most notable for Peter O’Toole’s Oscar-nominated performance as an elderly actor who is witty, charming and something of a reprobate. It is a superb performance, but somehow… Read more »


This is a film adaptation of the Broadway musical about a singing trio with a suspicious resemblance to The Supremes. It is top-level entertainment with rousing songs and some first-rate… Read more »