Incredibles 2 (2018)

For some reason, the hype and love for the original Incredibles film was something that kind of passed me by. Don’t get me wrong, I laughed along in the cinema with the rest of you those fourteen years ago, and I can’t profess to being ‘too cool’ for kid’s movies as a 15 year old…

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Whitney (2018)

For as long as I can remember loving music, I have loved Whitney Houston. Growing up in the aftermath of The Bodyguard meant that Houston’s legend loomed large over pop culture, but much like Michael Jackson, another childhood hero of mine, the life portrayed in her film performances and music videos was entirely separate from…

Mary Shelley (2017)

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been fascinated by the fact that the real life story of Mary Shelley, author of the ground breaking, genre defining, genre inventing in fact, novel Frankenstein, was even more complex and compelling than the gothic science-fiction tale that she penned whilst still only a teenager. We tend…

The Bookshop (2017)

I’ll be honest, it was slim pickings this week. With absolutely no desire to see the Emily Blunt-less, Denis Villeneue-less, Roger Deakins-less Sicario 2: Soldado, pretty much all that was left was The Bookshop, an assuming little internationally co-produced adaptation of a 1978 novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. With the World Cup and Wimbledon taking up…

Ocean’s 8 (2018)

Sandra Bullock. Cate Blanchett. Sarah Paulson. Helena Bonham Carter. Any one of those four names is usually enough to get me in the to cinema. Now, those four together? With a whole further host of amazing actresses to boot? Promising to bring some of the high jinks heist fun of the 2000s Ocean’s trilogy but with…

Hereditary (2018)

Have you noticed the change in attitude towards horror over the last few years? The majority of the 2000s were a rough time in the genre for anyone who wasn’t a fan of the gore porn offerings of Saw, Hostel, and god forbid, A Serbian Film. What makes for a fun sleepover experience doesn’t stand the…

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Looking back at my review for 2015’s Jurassic World, it is clear that though I didn’t fall in love with the film, it provided more than enough action and nostalgia to keep me entertained throughout. Three years down the line and it is time to head back in to the park for another dino disaster,…