Your Mother Should Know

Film critic Glenn Kenny, on his splendid site Some Came Running, has posted an endearing reminiscence of the first time he saw Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, wrapped around family legend and memory. You should read it. It made me laugh because I have what many people, particularly parents of kids in a more cosseting-and-cotton-swaddling  era, might consider a … Continue reading Your Mother Should Know

The Big Kick-off

So the English Premier League’s long season kicks off next weekend and the marathon haul will take us all the way to next May. Yep, it’s a grueling competition. There are previews up at all the football websites and on all the newspaper sites; individual teams are rated and slated and writers are falling over themselves to make … Continue reading The Big Kick-off