Month: July 2002

Books

�9.99 by Frederic Beigbeder

Wow. This book is pretty good. Translated from the French and reset in London (not totally convincingly since the protagonist is called...

Sport

Millar wins a stage

Must admit that I jumped out of my seat on Saturday, when David Millar crossed the line ahead of the other 4 riders in his break. Nice one....

Films

David Thomson’s Top Ten Films

I read the Independent on Sunday this weekend for the first time in quite a while, and was very pleased to learn that David Thomson, the...

Films

Thirteen Days

Spent yesterday afternoon convalescing with this Kevin Costner film. I missed it in the cinema and did mean to catch it since a trip to...

Sport

Tour de France

One of my favourite summer events is up and running again this year. I’m still annoyed at Channel 4’s jettisoning the event a...

Films

American Beauty

I must admit to having picked this up after reading something about the excellent new (to Channel 4 at least) series Six Feet Under. Both...

Films

The Contender

Spent yesterday afternoon watching this ahead of an enormously predictable British Grand Prix and very poor Mens’ Final at Wimbledon....

Films

Men In Black II

Not a bad little film, but nothing spectacular. I must admit that I haven’t seen the original since I saw it the first time at the...

Books

The Natural by Joe Klein

A concise book detailing the Clinton presidency by the author of Primary Colors. I must admit to having only really having read his novels,...

Films

The Sum of All Our Fears

The new Jack Ryan film seems to take a James Bond approach to the character, in that you can introduce a new actor into the role, and...