Five-minute chat with Hollywood legend Will Smith about his role as the Genie in Disney’s live-action Aladdin

Jun 19 2019

I recently had the absolute pleasure to attend Disney’s Aladdin press conference and meet the cast as well as film makers from this fast-paced live-action version of the classic animation: writer-director Guy Ritchie, Will Smith as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine, the beautiful, self-determined princess; and composer Alan Menken. 

As always with events like this attended by hundreds of journalists from around Europe, I had to fight for my question for Will Smith but here it is.

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Film Review: Sometimes Always Never starring Bill Nighy out on 14th June

Jun 13 2019

Sometimes Always Never is a surreal, bittersweet tale of opportunities missed, lives lost and regret. Although slightly incoherent what it loses in plot it makes up for in charm. It is out in UK cinemas on 14th June 2019. 

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Blu-Ray review: Picnic – 1950s Hollywood starring William Holden and Kim Novak

Jun 06 2019

Pic Nic is one of the defining landmark films of 1950s Hollywood starring William Holden and Kim Novak. I am revisiting some of the classic movies to coincide with Eureka Entertainment’s release presented for the first time ever on Blu-ray in the UK as part of the Eureka Classics range in 2019. Here I am looking at why Picnic can be seen as an iconic film not because it is symbolic of the post war generation but also because it revolutionise movie making in its own right. 

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