In an extra blog for this week, I’m reviewing the first three episodes of new ITV conspiracy thriller Paranoid. Why I’m choosing to review the series at this point will become clear. Spoilers ahead. I’m not going to mince words. Britain’s televisual output is pants. Apart from some comedy gems and one decent sci-fi series,… Continue reading TV Review: Paranoid – a terrific example of how NOT to do a conspiracy thriller
Book Review – Library of the Dead by Glenn Cooper
So this week’s blog was supposed to be a little look into Amelia Earhart’s disappearance, but due to unscheduled busyness, I’m putting that back to next week. Instead I’m reviewing a conspiracy thriller novel I recently finished — Glenn Cooper’s Library of the Dead. FULL SPOILERS AHEAD... Will Piper is an FBI agent and serial… Continue reading Book Review – Library of the Dead by Glenn Cooper
Book Review – Deception Point by Dan Brown
My extra blog for this week looks at Dan Brown’s 2001 novel, Deception Point, one of his few non-Robert Langdon tales. Full spoilers for Deception Point ahead… Deception Point is about a government intelligence analyst called Rachel Sexton who is summoned by the President to help on a NASA discovery of enormous magnitude. We learn that NASA… Continue reading Book Review – Deception Point by Dan Brown
Movie Review – Capricorn One (1978)
My extra blog for this week looks at the 1978 film by director Peter Hyams and starring Elliott Gould, Capricorn One. Spoilers ahead! Capricorn One is a government conspiracy thriller based on an idea that the Apollo moon landings were faked, which I explored in a blog a couple of weeks ago. In this case,… Continue reading Movie Review – Capricorn One (1978)
Why is 2011 Princess Diana documentary ‘Unlawful Killing’ still banned?
In 2011, Keith Allen made a documentary supporting the conspiracy theories that surround the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed. This film continues to be banned in the UK and the US in an astonishing victory of censorship over freedom of expression. But why? Anyone who knows me will know that I… Continue reading Why is 2011 Princess Diana documentary ‘Unlawful Killing’ still banned?
10 Great Conspiracy Movies and TV Series
Being a fan of conspiracy theories also makes me a fan of conspiracy movies and TV shows. Those which dramatise famous theories, or centre on government agencies and fictional organisations trying to screw with people’s lives or cover up heinous crimes. Here’s a list of ten conspiracy movies and TV series that are totally worth a… Continue reading 10 Great Conspiracy Movies and TV Series
TV Review – 24: Live Another Day
In an extra blog for this week, I’m reviewing the latest series of action-oriented conspiracy thriller 24, which aired earlier this year. Spoilers for 24: Live Another Day and 24: Day 5 ahead. For those who enjoy conspiracy thrillers, 24 is a must. All nine seasons have been pretty consistent in entertainment value, and Day… Continue reading TV Review – 24: Live Another Day
Are we being tricked and deceived by The X Factor?
A popular TV conspiracy theory that pops up every year is that ITV’s The X Factor is fake, fixed and staged. Are we all being manipulated? For those who don’t know (and if you don’t, you must’ve been living in a box underground with no access to the Internet, TV, newspapers or human interaction since… Continue reading Are we being tricked and deceived by The X Factor?
TV Review – Dark Skies
In an extra blog for this week, I’m reviewing Dark Skies, a conspiracy theory-based sci-fi series from the 90s, which followed in the footsteps of The X Files but was cancelled before its time. Spoilers ahead. I try to avoid cancelled TV shows unless I know they’ve ended properly, which often means waiting for a show… Continue reading TV Review – Dark Skies