• TV Review – Sherlock, Season 3 Episode 3: ‘His Last Vow’

    As the third series draws to a close, it would appear that some of Sherlock’s less than reputable behaviour is rubbing off on John Watson. When listening to his neighbours tale of woe concerning her drug addicted son, Watson shows a similar lack of empathy we’ve come to expect from the...
  • TV Review – Sherlock, Season 3 Episode 2: ‘The Sign of Three’

    When it comes to the second episode of the Sherlock runs, I’m always slightly wary. In Series One, we had ‘The Blind Banker’, which was for me by far the weakest of the three episodes in the run. In Series Two, though I loved ‘The Hound of Baskerville’, it...
  • TV Review – Sherlock, Season 3 Episode 1: ‘The Empty Hearse’

    Having waited almost two years for the sequel to ‘The Reichenbach Fall’ episode in which Moriarty appeared to have discredited Sherlock, and in which we supposedly saw Sherlock plunge to his death; this episode, ‘The Empty Hearse’, had the extremely high expectations of some 10 million Britons weighing on...
  • TV Review – Sherlock: ‘Many Happy Returns’

    On the 15th January 2012, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock, much to everyone’s horror, hurled himself of the roof of St. Barts Hospital following an epic showdown with his nemesis Moriarty. Ten minutes later, our mouths all dropped in shock as, with Watson at Holmes’ graveside, a mysterious figure watching from...
  • Review – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    Peter Jackon’s fifth foray into the world of Middle-earth is as hectic and drawn-out as we’ve come to expect, but unlike The Two Towers of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, it’s mercifully a better film than its predecessor. After a quick prologue at The Prancing Pony and with...
  • Review – Love Actually

    The rom-com, to quote the dictionary definition, is “a funny movie, play, or television program about a love story that ends happily”. Sounds simple enough, you may think. However, the rom-com has gone on to be one of the most successful and popular film types in modern history, and...
  • Review – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    Peter Jackson’s latest Tolkien adaptation is a film so enjoyable that I would encourage even those who were not fans of his Lord of the Rings trilogy to put those aside and go see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. A handful of characters already familiar to fans and general...