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About Jay Richardson

Jay Richardson is a Glasgow-based freelance journalist. His writing credits include the Guardian, Sunday Times, Herald and Scotsman.

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Round Ireland With A Fridge

December 6th, 2011 | by Jay Richardson

Comedian Tony Hawks adapted his own best-selling book, Round Ireland With A Fridge (2010) into his first film. Starring himself


November 24th, 2010 | by Jay Richardson

An exciting, old-fashioned disaster movie with limited CGI and nary a villain worthy of the name, Tony Scott’s Unstoppable is

Due Date

November 5th, 2010 | by Jay Richardson

The odd couple road trip is practically a Hollywood sub-genre and the spectre of Midnight Run and Planes, Trains and

Date Night

April 21st, 2010 | by Jay Richardson

A romantic action comedy, Date Night entertains thanks to the comic chops and chemistry of its two leads. Steve Carell

Cemetery Junction

April 14th, 2010 | by Jay Richardson

A departure from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s painfully acute observational humour and the former’s tongue-in-cheek, on-screen egomania, Cemetery Junction

Beyond The Pole

February 12th, 2010 | by Jay Richardson

Part goofy bromance, part light-touch mockumentary, engaging indie Beyond The Pole brings some belated, much needed humour to the issue

The Road

January 8th, 2010 | by Jay Richardson

Like a zombie movie with pretentions to spiritual allegory, The Road pits a father and son’s love against the bleakest

String Theory: Idris Elba

January 5th, 2010 | by Jay Richardson

“I came off The Wire and was like, ‘here I am world!’ And nothing, silence …” Idris Elba tails off,


September 11th, 2009 | by Jay Richardson

An understated, coming-of-age story, Adventureland arrives largely unheralded from writer-director Greg Mottola, the man who helmed the brashly enjoyable Superbad.

Julie & Julia

September 11th, 2009 | by Jay Richardson

Corresponding two true stories from over half a century’s distance, Julie & Julia is an appealing idea from director and

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