Sunday links

3rd September 2017

Once more, I return to the blog with, I hope, sufficient energy to see us through at least part of the autumn. So to start with, as I've contributed in the past (even if not too often recently) here are more

Sunday links

28th August 2016

A holiday Sunday links to articles that I have found interesting or stimulating over the past seven days. Thanks as usual to those who have pointed me towards some of them, via Twitter and in other ways, and apologies for the absence of appropriate more

Sunday links

14th December 2014

As usual this a selection of articles and more that have engaged me recently; it is presented with my regular apology for not including appropriate thanks to those who alerted me to some of them. • Worse than a defeat: if more

Return of the Links

23rd November 2014

Since we have been offline for a month and more, this is a longer (and later)-than-usual selection of articles and more that have engaged me over during that time, with the usual apologies for not including appropriate thanks to more

Love story

11th October 2014

Long ago and far away - in the autumn of 1971, I believe, and in Canterbury - I fell in love. The obscure object of my desire was Cinema, and two inamorata vied for my affections. One was the collective more

A lost masterpiece

22nd April 2013

On Thursday night BFI Southbank screened Roland Joffé's 1980 BBC television adaptation of John Ford's play 'Tis Pity She's a Whore. This was shown as part of 'Classics on TV: Jacobean tragedy on the small screen', a season of television more

Links for the weekend

10th March 2013

Let's start with the first trailer, released this week, for Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing (a still from which is above). Might he just have pulled off something truly special? For further background on the film, which opens in more

Some films 2012

31st December 2012

At the end of each year our friend and colleague Michael Jackson - formerly Chief Executive of Channel 4 and now living in the United States - compiles a list of films he has discovered and appreciated in the previous more