Joseph Brooker on a special screening of A Taste of Honey presented by Birds Eye View JO: I wonder if we ever catch up with ourselves? GEOF: I don’t know. JO: Now you’re a real Edwardian, aren’t you? GEOF: What’s that? JO: A proper Ted!
Joseph Brooker on The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years [Image used under fair dealings provisions] What happens when the biggest band in the world take the stage? You’d think: darkness. Suspense. Appropriate build-up music. The instruments are all on stage, silhouetted
Joseph Brooker on The Death of Stalin Armando Iannucci’s film The Death of Stalin (2017) seemed to me to come out of nowhere, though it’s based on a French comic strip that most of its British viewers will never have heard of before. We knew
Russell Celyn Jones on the Hollywood soiree Late this summer I was walking on Malibu beach outside of Los Angeles when I met my friend, the British novelist Helen Fielding. If I was free that evening, she asked, would I care to go with her
Carolyn Burdett on The Work (2017) I’ve been interested in psychoanalysis for a long time. Freudian psychoanalysis, like literature, is committed to words, supremely interested not only in what is said but also in how it gets said. For Freud, the bodily symptom that makes