Awards Season: A Review of ‘Belfast’ and ‘The Power of The Dog’

The BAFTA’s were last weekend and the Oscars are coming up on the 28th of March (at 1am if you’re in Britain), award shows that for years have celebrated the power of the cinema and now streaming sites, to quote Kenneth Branagh’s speech ‘long live the big screen’. Movies are now competing in two platformsContinue reading “Awards Season: A Review of ‘Belfast’ and ‘The Power of The Dog’”

Robert Harris’s “Munich” Review

A story that speaks for our time, or a tackless redemption story? “Munich: The Edge of War” was released on Netflix and at selected cinemas at the end of January 2022. It stars George Mackay as Hugh Legat (a fictional English civil servant) and Jannis Niewöhner as Paul Hartmann (a German diplomat) with Jeremy IronsContinue reading “Robert Harris’s “Munich” Review”

Repeating History?| ‘Munich’ and Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine.

Netflix recently released ‘Munich: The Edge of War’, a film adaptation of Robert Harris’s book. It centres around the Munich agreement, Chamberlain’s attempt to ensure peace in Europe via the negotiation of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia. With Vladimir Putin’s Russia waging war on Ukraine, reading this book felt very apt for me, and terrifying. LookingContinue reading “Repeating History?| ‘Munich’ and Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine.”

The Future is Digital: a look at NFT’s

The Future is Digital – a bit obvious for a title isn’t it? Our entire lives are on the internet; from our social lives, our money, our work and now collecting. Buying and selling anything from original files of art and photography to car part designs at McLaren and first copy merchandise – it’s allContinue reading “The Future is Digital: a look at NFT’s”

Do the Germans Do it Better? | First thoughts on John Kampfner’s latest Book

When I first saw this book laid out on the spotlighted tables of Waterstones it stood out to me, not just because of its fairly striking yellow spine, but because of its seemingly sensationalist title – Why the Germans do it better. Unlike my title for this post, Kampfner went with something bold, brave andContinue reading “Do the Germans Do it Better? | First thoughts on John Kampfner’s latest Book”