Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Review

Anyone that lives in the UK will know the name Alan Partridge. This character, created by Steve Coogan and Armando Ianucci, has been a presence in the UK on TV and radio for the past 21 years and now the charms of Partridge’s casual racism and sexism have been brought to the big screen with… Continue reading Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Review

Politic-A-Thon: Top 15 West Wing Episodes

So to cap off the Politic-A-Thon, I decided to pay tribute to one of my favourite TV shows, The West Wing. I originally wanted to do my top 10 episodes but there are so many brilliant episodes that I couldn’t limit it to just 10. So here are my top 15 episodes of The West… Continue reading Politic-A-Thon: Top 15 West Wing Episodes

Politic-A-Thon: Game Change Review

When I first announced that I was going to do this blog-a-thon, I asked if anyone would like to contribute to it. Only one person has ended up contributing, Dan Heaton of Public Transportation Snob who has written up a review of Game Change on his site. I’m going to put a quote from the… Continue reading Politic-A-Thon: Game Change Review

Politic-A-Thon: The Iron Lady Review

Most of the films I’ve done for this series have been ones I really like, so I think it’s time for me to do a film I hate. Anyone who knows me knows that I think the worst thing to happen in British politics was the period when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister. Under her,… Continue reading Politic-A-Thon: The Iron Lady Review

Politic-A-Thon: The Ides of March Review

Going back to George Clooney today for his other major political film, the pretty underrated The Ides of March a film focusing on the perils of the election process, not for proper multi-party elections per say but for the Presidential Primaries for the Democrat Party, something that not many films have covered.The plot of the… Continue reading Politic-A-Thon: The Ides of March Review

Politic-A-Thon: The Lives of Others Review

Seeing how I did The Baader-Meinhoff Complex yesterday, I think it’s only fitting that I do a film about the GDR today and there is no better film related to the GDR that I could cover than The Lives of Others, a film focusing on the political oppression in the GDR, the Stasi.The plot of… Continue reading Politic-A-Thon: The Lives of Others Review

Politic-A-Thon: The Baader-Meinhoff Complex Review

So for the next two days in the Politic-A-Thon I’ll be covering films concerning Germany’s political history during the Cold War with The Lives of Others for East Germany and today’s review, The Baader-Meinhoff Complex, a brilliant film about the actions of the Baader-Meinhoff Gang from 1968 to 1977.The main focus of the film is… Continue reading Politic-A-Thon: The Baader-Meinhoff Complex Review