So I finally finished Shantaram…

I mustโ€™ve started reading this 933 page epic a year or so ago. From the first chapter I knew I loved it. And yet it took me so long to actually get through it. I realise now that I didnโ€™t want to part with it.

Music to my eyes: A Star Is Born is the nostalgia we need today

To think that Cooper writes, produces, stars, directs, composes much of the music and sings his own material is astonishing – this is the genesis of a multi-talented artist to rival the likes of Welles, Beatty, Eastwood and Chaplin.

A Simple Favour – the silkiest of cinematic spider’s webs

A Simple Favour starts as a sleek, twisty thriller before revealing an increasingly dark heart – a tricky balancing act that fizzles in and out.ย  Director Paul Feig is probably best known for his string of Melissa McCarthy comedies including Bridesmaids (2011), The Heat (2013), Spy (2015), and Ghostbusters (2016) so he might not be…