Movie review burst #1

About a Boy "Charming me softly" Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz (2002) Another good British romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant, although this time it's not much about the romantic aspect of things, and that's very refreshing. The movie focuses heavily on Will and Marcus' relationship, and it's a great idea given the chemistry between Hugh Grant…

Coding update: 2D Text Rendering

Making things a lot simpler I've reworked the code for bitmap fonts that I had before. What I had previously was working but in the end was very complicated for no reason. The new font library has the following (limited) features: request any TrueType font installed on the system, with some options (size, italic, bold,…

Movie review: Young Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes vs demonic cupcakes Barry Levinson (1985) Another movie to add to the list of those I've seen many times when I was a kid, and that I haeve rediscovered with pleasure as an adult. In Victorian London, young John Watson enrolls in Brompton Academy boarding school, and meets highly gifted fellow student Sherlock…

Movie review: Enola Holmes

And you thought Eurus Holmes was bad... Harry Bradbeer (2020) I really enjoy Sherlock Holmes (quite original isn't it?) and was very fond of the Sherlock BBC series, up until that dreadful last season, so I was interested to see an adaption coming back to the Victorian era. Enola, younger sister to famous detective Sherlock…