After weeks of posts about a seventy year old book, here's one about a twenty year old film. Never let it be said that this blog doesn't have its finger on the pulse of popular culture. Steven Spielberg is so good that I think I tend to take him a bit for granted. Even when he directs films I dislike - Jurassic Park 2, War Horse, Ready Player One - they always have at least one sequence that’s mind-boggingly well put together (the Winnebago dangling off the cliff-edge, the horses towing that howitzer up the hill, and the Shining pastiche respectively, although the latter did basically convince me that our whole culture is doomed). I guess he's the Alfred Hitchcock de nos jours , a cinematic genius who happens to work in popular, crowd-pleasing genres. I saw Minority Report around the time it was released in 2002, and liked it. I saw it again this week, and liked it more. It’s aged well, in a way that even good sci-fi movies often don't, and its vision of the f
Reviews and ruminations by Philip Reeve, author of the Mortal Engines series, the Railhead trilogy, Here Lies Arthur, Goblins, and The Legend of Kevin, Pugs of the Frozen North, etc, with Sarah McIntyre.