Review of ‘San Andreas’ and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. Part of an occasional movie review series.

By |2019-03-11T16:09:27+00:00October 9th, 2015|Movie Review, Uncategorized|

To begin, an explanation of these eclectic choices. As a geologist, the first is essential viewing; I am honour-bound to vet movies with a geological theme. ‘Dante’s Peak’ gets a big thumbs up for its realistic pyroclastic flow and top drawer acting. (That being said, driving over red hot lava will never work; even Pierce [...]

Review of ‘Leviathan’. Part of an occasional movie review series

By |2019-03-11T16:09:27+00:00July 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Now and then it is nice to watch one of those ‘off the radar’ films. On SAS I can check out Danish films, which is how ‘After the Wedding’ became one of my favourites; and not just because it has Mads in it. Similarly, I can get my quotient of screen nudity and gallic noir [...]

Sit. Rep. Morocco. 2015 – Finding myself in Morocco

By |2019-03-11T16:09:27+00:00June 27th, 2015|North Africa, Uncategorized|

Weather. Sunny, easterly wind. Occasional rain showers. 22 degrees Celsius. Status. Unwinding. To try to continue self-improvement during my ‘year off’, I took myself, at short notice, to Morocco. Not to Marrakesh, long a magnet for, how to put it delicately, ‘those seeking same-sex company’. Nor to Casablanca, supposedly a renowned film location, though I [...]