La La Land. January 2017.

Dear Rowley, It is always a mystery to me why it comes a shock to movie producers that musicals score like Reinaldo at the box office. Director/writer Damien Chazelle’s  La La Land  is a case in point. London in January … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A Life In Cartoon Motion. February 2015.

Dear Rowley, The spectre of Comic Relief is upon us once again and various ‘national treasure’ comedians are exhorting Britain to ‘do something funny for money’. In my youth doing something funny for money was definitely not to be encouraged … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Hollywood Babylon. October 2014.

Dear Rowley, Hasn’t cinema in the West End become a test on the nerves?  The public has become so conditioned to personalise entertainment on iPhones, iPads and Dr Dre headphones that few people know how to behave courteously in a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Artificial Flowers November 2010

Dear Rowley, Much hilarity on Oxford Street today; closed, as it is annually at the end of November, for Christmas shopping. Now I will defend London to the hilt when it comes to unfavourable comparisons with the US of A. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A Bevy of Savoy Beauties August 2010

Dear Rowley, You know those days when you’re longing to get home and devour the new issue of Love magazine and your last meeting drags like a patent leather pump treading on a court dress train? I always find it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,