Tom Trott

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I love Ira Levin’s novel, The Boys from Brazil, about Nazi expats in South America attempting to resurrect the Third Reich. It’s ridiculous, absolutely preposterous, but also riveting and huge amounts of fun. But there’s a chapter (or should I say a section) exactly halfway through the book that blew me away and made me realise that Levin was a genius, an absolute master, and deserves to be taught in creative writing classes, etc. etc. etc.

It almost reads like Levin got bored. He found the process of writing the book so easy that he had to test himself. And…

Criterion Blu-ray Film Review

A movie sound recordist accidentally records evidence proving a car accident was murder and consequently finds himself in danger.

Criterion Blu-ray Film Review

Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Whom can she trust?

Well, that was an interesting experience. Squirming and sighing and muttering “Oh my God” under my voice, then my wife screaming “It gets worse!” and all this from a film I enjoyed a lot. That’s right, we watched Holiday Inn (1942) for the first time on Blu-ray.

Marjorie Reynolds, Bing Crosby, and Fred Astaire in HOLIDAY INN (1942) © Universal Pictures

My wife and I first watched Holiday Inn two Christmasses ago on television, I believe it was Christmas Eve, and it was on in the middle of the afternoon. …

Criterion Blu-ray Film Review

The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.

Tom Trott

Author, film nerd, proverbial Brighton rock.

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