Recommended Film: I Called Him Morgan.

I Called Him Morgan is a beautiful and elegiac documentary on the life and death of the great jazz trumpet player Lee Morgan. Highly recommended. ‘Helen Morgan had nursed her common-law husband, jazz great Lee Morgan, through heroin addiction. On a February night in 1972, she walked into Slug’s Saloon in the East Village withContinue reading “Recommended Film: I Called Him Morgan.”

Recommended Film: Fisheye

Fisheye is gripping and emotional, full of sharp twists and turns, and with a phenomenal central perforamance from Julia Kijowska. “Fisheye” directed by Michal SzczesniakRunning time: 97 minutesProduction: Poland 2020 ‘A young biotechnologist, who has just made a groundbreaking discovery of a method to cure cancer, is kidnapped right outside her doorstep. In order toContinue reading “Recommended Film: Fisheye”

Recommended Film: How I Fell in Love with a Gangster

‘How I Fell in Love with a Gangster is a 2022 Polish film directed by Maciej Kawulski, written by Krzysztof Gureczny and Maciej Kawulski and starring Tomasz Wlosok, Aleks Kurdzielewicz and Antoni Królikowski.’ How I Fell in Love with a Gangster is fact-based, fast-moving, flashy, funny and a hell of a lot of fun!

Recommended Film: The Plagues Of Breslau

Patryk Vega’s The Plagues Of Breslau is an enjoyable and gruesome crime thriller held together by some very strong acting, particularly from former soap-opera queen Małgorzata Kożuchowska. ‘The Plagues of Breslau (Polish: Plagi Breslau) is a 2018 Polish crime thriller directed by Patryk Vega. It premiered on 24 November 2018. The title corresponds to the former name of Wrocław, whichContinue reading “Recommended Film: The Plagues Of Breslau”

THIS/THAT/ & THE OTHER: OCTOBER 2021

And so it came to pass … I’ve pretty much given up proper blogging: reviews, interviews, etc. Mainly because I find it quite hard work, and I’m more than somewhat idle. I recently started a Substack site, mainly to repost flash fiction, but I lost interest soon enough. So, I thought I’d try to postContinue reading “THIS/THAT/ & THE OTHER: OCTOBER 2021”

A Song For Saturday: Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained by The Fabulous Artisans

Stereogram Recordings are delighted to announce the release of “Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained” a brand new track by The Fabulous Artisans on September 25th. It was mostly recorded prior to lockdown, with finishing touches, mix and mastering completed in July. Founded in 2007 and named after the iconic Orange Juice track, The Fabulous Artisans is a collaborationContinue reading “A Song For Saturday: Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained by The Fabulous Artisans”

A Film For Friday: The Ghost Train

“The Ghost Train” is a 1941 British film directed by Walter Forde and was based on the 1923 play of the same name written by Arnold Ridley, who much later played Private Godfrey in Dad’s Army. The story is about hijinks and chills ensue when a group become stranded at an isolated station and aContinue reading “A Film For Friday: The Ghost Train”