I was warned pretty frequently about Trainspotting, that it was foulmouthed, gross, and even that was when you could decipher the Scottish

When I was about thirteen, my Mum suggested this book to me and it was a challenge that I dutifully accepted. I knew that she had read it when she was about my age and loved it, and considering how similar we are, assumed I would too. I couldn’t have been more wrong. In many […]

From about the age of three when Matilda was on TV every 2 months, my Mum attempted to sit me down and watch the film adaptation of Road Dahl’s Matilda with me. I got to the part where Miss Trunchbull walked up to the house were Matilda was hiding before running upstairs, unable to bring […]

Out of sheer resentment I will only fleetingly acknowledge the second inferior attempt to make this book into a film, as this will be a review of the original. I fail to understand the assumption that a Hollywood blockbuster will outshine any counterpart, particularly when considering that the first film was a Swedish production of […]

I think Oliver! was probably my first taste of musicals, and I was about four when I first watched the movie. I loved it; even though everything looked dated, the songs and the characters were so memorable that I instantly fell in love. 10 years on, in my first brave attempt to read the original […]

Apologies for no review last week- technical difficulties. Tonight’s review is a little different. Frances xx Last weekend I went to see ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, which is as true to form as possible film about the ten year CIA mission to ‘get’ Osama Bin Laden. It’s actually a pretty good film, in case you were […]

I’ve broken the rules again this week but I promise that it’s for a good reason. After careful consideration it became apparent that if I wanted to review this book I would have to choose the adaptation that I enjoyed the most, and I’ve seen quite a few. I first read ‘Wuthering Heights’ just over […]