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

Blinded By The Light
In 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.
Pavarotti
Documentary about the Italian tenor.
Stuber
An Uber driver finds himself in a spot of bother after picking up a detective on the trail of a drug dealer.
Ma
A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and lets them party at her house... but things take a sinister turn.
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters
Three ancient super-species vie for supremacy.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile
A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of Liz, his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
Long Shot
A journalist unexpectedly reconnects with his babysitter... who is now planning a run for the presidency and hires him as speechwriter.
The Curse Of La Llorona
A social worker and her family become the target of supernatural malevolence.
Tolkien
The story of the younger years of the Lord Of The Rings author.
Red Joan
The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy.

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