Author: Simon Mercep

Broadchurch Series 3 – Good, but don’t fall into the old storytelling habits

This was very popular here, and in the UK, for both its first two series, so expectations are high for the return of detectives Hardy (David Tennant) and Miller (Olivia Colman) in the southern English coastal town of the title.…

Logan – serious stuff, seriously

Logan introduces yet another sub genre of superhero movies – the serious, adult drama. It’s full of graphic violence and expletive-laden language. Its tone is light years away from the Avengers, and even though Deadpool also contained the language and…

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Christchurch, February 21

  On the day of this concert, Bruce told us, he spent some time looking around the centre of Christchurch. It was the eve of the sixth anniversary of the deadliest of Canterbury’s earthquakes, which claimed 185 lives. As he…

Manchester By The Sea – Loss, and Love

Writer director Kenneth Lonergan offers a detailed, honest and well informed examination of the impact of loss and tragedy on the lives of ordinary people in this seriously well put together drama. Manchester-by-the-Sea is a town about forty minutes north…