All posts by John Sharp

John is a gentleman, a scholar, he’s an acrobat. He is one half of the comedy duo Good Ol’ JR, and considers himself a comedy writer/performer. This view has been questioned by others. He graduated with First Class Honours in Media Arts/Film & TV, a fact he will remain smug about long after everyone has stopped caring. He enjoys movies, theatre, live comedy and writing with the JR member and hetero life partner Ryan. Some of their sketches can be seen on YouTube and YOU can take their total hits to way over 17!
  • Five Classic Children’s Books That Need To Be Blockbusters

    Today marks the big screen debut of everybody’s favourite bear (who isn’t Baloo, Little John or Fozzy). PADDINGTON sees the polite, eponymous little bear gently...

  • The Imitation Game Review

    Director: Morten Tyldum. Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech. Running Time: 114 minutes Synopsis: The life of Alan Turing, the...

  • LFF 2014: Electric Boogaloo – The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Review

    Director: Damien Chazelle. Running Time: 106 Minutes Synopsis: A new love letter to exploitation cinema from the maker of Masters of the Universe and the Delta Force with Chuck Norris....

  • LFF 2014: Whiplash Review

    Director: Damien Chazelle. Starring: Miles Teller, J K Simmons, Melissa Benoist. Running Time: 106 Minutes Synopsis: A gifted young drummer finds himself challenged by a brilliant mentor intent on...

  • LFF 2014: Foxcatcher Review

    Director: Bennett Miller. Starring: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave. Running Time: 135 Minutes Synopsis: A riveting, tense and unsettling exploration of the power of money and...

  • LFF 2014: French Riviera Review

    Director: André Téchiné. Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Guillaume Canet, Adèle Haenel. Running Time: 116 minutes. Synopsis: Catherine Deneuve stars in André Techiné’s drama about familial, financial and possibly murderous intrigue...

  • LFF 2014: Excuse My French Review

    Director: Amr Salama. Cast: Kinda Alloush, Hani Adel, Ahmed Dash. Running Time: 110 minutes Synopsis: A Christian boy in Egypt is forced to swap his elite education for state...

  • LFF 2014: The Imitation Game Review

    Director: Morten Tyldum. Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech. Running Time: 114 minutes Synopsis: The life of Alan Turing, the...

  • LFF 2014: The Duke Of Burgundy Review

    Director: Peter Strickland. Cast: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Chiara D’Anna. Running Time: 104 minutes. Synopsis: Peter Strickland’s new film is a bold and sensual exploration of the power dynamic between...

  • LFF 2014: Camp X-Ray Review

    Director: Peter Sattler Cast: Kristen Stewart, Payman Maadi. Running Time: 117 minutes. Synopsis: Kristen Stewart stars as a guard in Gauntanamo Bay who strikes an uncomfortable bond with one...