Caleb Williams

Top Reviewer Ranking: 7,745
Helpful votes received on reviews: 73% (1,843 of 2,520)
Location: Liverpool
Birthday: 8 July



Top Reviewer Ranking: 7,745 - Total Helpful Votes: 1843 of 2520
There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra by Chinua Achebe
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I'm only a recent discoverer of the work of Chinua Achebe, having worked my way through "The African Trilogy" of "Things Fall Apart", "No Longer At Ease", and "Arrow of God". These three novels told the untold story of colonial era Nigeria. Achebe is often referred to as the 'Father of African Literature', and after reading these three novels and now this book, I think this claim is possibly an understatement of Achebe's place in the grander scheme of things.

This book starts off as an autobiography of sorts, discussing Achebe's education during the colonial era and his excitement at Nigeria being granted its independence. This excitement soon… Read more
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel <b>Amazon Instant Video</b> ~ Bill Nighy
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Amazon Instant Video ~ Bill Nighy
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The makers of this film would have had to work hard to make this a failure. With such an epic ensemble cast, whether or not the film had a bad script, a terrible story or a combination of both, the cast would have made it great. Luckily, the film is a great one, with a great script, a great cast and a brilliant, albeit somewhat out there, plot.

The film focuses on 7 elderly people from very different walks of life who, for one reason or another, find themselves traveling to India to spend their final years in a retirement hotel. Upon arrival they discover that the hotel isn't what they expected, nor is India as a whole and, throughout the film we find each character learns some… Read more
Hocus Pocus <b>Amazon Instant Video</b> ~ Bette Midler
Hocus Pocus Amazon Instant Video ~ Bette Midler
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I remember the first time I saw Hocus Pocus. It was just released on VHS and I will have been 7 at the time. I remember being absolutely terrified of Bette Midler and the other two somewhat unsettling me too. 21 years later, the film still leaves the same impression on me as it did then. Bette Midler is as terrifying as ever and the story is still as fun as I remember it, though now I'm all grown up, I can not only appreciate the strengths of this film, but also its weaknesses. Keeping in mind, I'm reviewing this film now as a fully grown (almost) adult and not as the 7 year old who will have seen it originally.

The story opens introducing us to Winifred (Bette Midler), Mary… Read more

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