Book Reviews

Book Review: STAR TREK – COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS

J.J Abrams shocked many when he successfully re-energised the Star Trek franchise with 2009’s Star Trek. He opened up Trek to a whole new audience (and generation), helping it crack into the mainstream. Before Abram’s captained the Starship [...]

May 18, 2013

Book Review: PETER CUSHING: A LIFE IN FILM

Peter Cushing will forever be synonymous with horror. The actor’s work with Hammer Films helped cement his place in movie history; while his role in Star Wars also showed that he was equally at home playing the villain (and intimidating even Darth [...]

April 28, 2013

Book Review: RUST AND BONE

Craig Davidson’s Rust and Bone is a powerful collection of eight short stories, and each story deals with a character going through an emotionally dark time. The book offers a rogue’s gallery of misanthropes, with hatred for themselves and by [...]

November 27, 2012

Book Review: Don DeLillo’s COSMOPOLIS

Don DeLillo’s 2003 novel, Cosmopolis was a very prophetic piece of literature. It foresaw the 2008 financial crisis and the Occupy Wall Street movement of 2011, and while it makes for timely reading today (hot on the heels of David Cronenberg’s [...]

November 21, 2012

Book Review: THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Matthew Quick’s The Silver Linings Playbook is something of a mini-masterpiece. It’s difficult for an author to balance comedy and drama (it’s much easier on film), but Quick manages to do it. He delivers a novel which is light and breezy to [...]

November 14, 2012

Book Review: SILHOUETTES FROM POPULAR CULTURE

  Olly Moss’ book, Silhouettes From Popular Culture is a difficult book to review as it contains very little text, and a lot of (glorious) images. However, if you are of a certain disposition, then you’ll love it – you might even buy two [...]

November 7, 2012

Book Review: JAWS: MEMORIES FROM MARTHA’S VINEYARD

The making of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws is a remarkable story, one which has now been collected in the Titan Book, Jaws: Memories From Martha’s Vineyard. Matt Taylor’s mighty volume covers the blockbuster’s turbulent production from a [...]

October 11, 2012

Book Review: INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER’S GUIDE

Gabriel Campisi’s The Independent Filmmaker’s Guide to Writing a Business Plan for Investors may not sound like the most exciting book to pick up – but, never judge a book by its cover. It’s a very informative and highly enjoyable read, [...]

September 25, 2012

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