To the stars

30th September 2019

John Wyver writes: At the weekend I enjoyed Ad Astra, the new sci-fi film with Brad Pitt directed by James Gray. It's an intelligent, interior tale with strong action sequences and exquisite visuals courtesy of DoP Hoyte van Hoytema. more

Sunday links

22nd September 2019

John Wyver writes: I seem to be getting back to weekly postings of links to stuff that has engaged and intrigued me over the past week - and here's this week's list. In particular, I have been reading reviews of more

Sunday links

15th September 2019

John Wyver writes: this week's collection of links to interesting articles and videos, with grateful thanks to all those who alerted me via Twitter and in other ways. The great American photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank died this week. As for more

Thank you, Jimmy

12th September 2019

John Wyver writes: The director and television drama executive James Cellan Jones died recently at the age of 88. He was a very fine studio director who started working with the BBC in 1963, and who later became Head more

‘The Doll’s Breath’

11th September 2019

Thrilling news from our friend and colleague Keith Griffiths, who writes the following on his Facebook page: After three years of painstaking animation and production, tonight, Wednesday 11 September, sees the world premiere of The Doll's Breath, the new 22-minute more

Whistler’s wonder

10th September 2019

John Wyver writes: I'm never entirely certain if it's interesting to post here about artworks or architecture that I've encountered, or about films and television I've watched, or books that I've read. Indeed, after well over a decade, on and more

Sunday links

8th September 2019

John Wyver writes: The summer is nearly over, the Ashes nearly lost (again), series 2 of the wonderful Succession (above, HBO/Sky Atlantic) is with us and there's not much going on in politics. So it feels like a good moment more