Angus Wolfe Murray

Film fan from the very start. Loved Westerns in the days when Brit flicks were dominated by POW escape stories and anything with John Mills. Elia Kazan, James Dean and Danny Kaye were special faves before Spielberg, River Phoenix and Jim Carrey. On the way back to school one year watched On The Waterfront and Psycho on the same day before catching the train to my beastly boarding school in Berkshire. Naturally life was never the same again. After failing the medical for national service (asthma) I went to Canada for a couple of years and worked on a golf course, in a bank and at an oil refinery. On returning to what they used to call Blighty I worked at Lloyds as a junior insurance broker, which is like wasting your youth in slow motion, after which I became a journalist in Yorkshire and then a novelist and then a publisher and then an art mover (I had a big van and called myself Moving Pictures) and then a film critic for The Scotsman and then co-founder of a movie review site and now an old fart who lives in the country, looking after chickens. I perform in the local panto every winter and play cricket for Melrose. P.S: still a film fan as well as an obsessive TV series watcher. Am accused of not living in the real world. Probably true.

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Latest Film Reviews

The Death Of Stalin
After Stalin dies farce and political intrigue (equally hilarious) ensues. Somehow the USSR survives. The rule of fear is superseded by a gang of fools
The Ritual
A group of ex-university friends take a hiking holiday in Nordic Noir country. Ooo er... (Swedish for "Cripes!")
The Lego Ninjago Movie
A battle royal in the city of teenage ninjas with special powers and a fine line in witty dialogue in the plastic world of Lego.
Blade Runner 2049
An LAPD officer makes a discovery that leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former blade runner who has been missing for 30 years
The Glass Castle
A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with an artist mother and an alcoholic father.
Home Again
Divorcee with kids returns to L.A from New York and hitches up with three likely lads who want to break into the movie biz.
Goodbye Christopher Robin
A look at the life of author AA Milne and his most popular creation, Winnie-the-Pooh
Song To Song
Modern love story set against the backdrop of the Austin music scene.
Borg vs McEnroe
The story of the tennis rivalry between the Swede Björn Borg and the American John McEnroe.
Victoria And Abdul
Queen Victoria's friendship with a young Indian clerk.

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