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Thank you for dropping-by, I hope you enjoy your visit. The main content is to be found in the blog where I discuss everything and anything but topics including photography, nature, technology, food, movies, music and politics make regular appearances.

There is also a dedicated section on movies (or films if you prefer) where I will discuss and review in more depth. The scope covered will be mainly mainstream English language movies from the 1930s until the present day.

About me


My name is Iain MacDonald and I live in the Highlands of Scotland (although I have lived elsewhere in the past). I am a big fan of Free & Open Source Software which I use both professionally and at home.

Computing and technology tend to infuse themselves into my other interests, as once you learn some skills in one area it is convenient to use them to solve problems in other spheres.

When not tinkering with computers, I am likely to be found repairing things because living in the countryside you learn to be resourceful.

Of course, man doesn't live by SSH tunnels and kerosene vapour burners alone so food, as a subject, makes regular appearances too. Did I mention I used to work in hospitality?

Latest Life articles


My most recent ramblings.

  • Kill Me Again (1989)

    Kill Me Again is a 1989 film noir modelled on the classic films of the 1940s. A down on his luck private investigator owes money to some nasty loan sharks, which he is unable to repay. The loan sharks rough him up, and make it clear worse will happen if ... [Read more...]

  • Love in the Afternoon (1957)

    Love in the Afternoon is a romantic comedy film directed by Billy Wilder, starring Gary Cooper and Audrey Hepburn. The movie tells the story of Ariane, the daughter of a private investigator who specialises in cases of extra-marital affairs. Despite being discouraged by her father, Ariane always shows an interest ... [Read more...]

  • How Green Was My Valley (1941)

    How Green Was My Valley is the story of the Morgan family who live in a South Wales mining village around 1880. Their lives, loves, financial hardships & religious struggles are told through the eyes of the youngest son, Huw. [Read more...]

  • Forbidden Planet (1956)

    Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Neilsen and Anne Francis star in this groundbreaking 1956 Science Fiction film. The crew of a United Planets Cruiser are despatched from Earth on a mission to discover the fate of a lost expedition from twenty years earlier. Upon arriving at the new planet they receive a ... [Read more...]

  • Fallen Angel (1945)

    Fallen Angel is a 1945 black & white film noir directed by Otto Preminger, starring Alice Faye, Dana Andrews and Linda Darnell. [Read more...]

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