Eternal Beauty (2019)

With the news that one or two of the main cinema chains in the UK have made the touch decision to close their doors for the foreseeable future, it’s been a tough couple of days for British film fans. I cross my fingers the Cineworld and Odeon and come through this testing period for the…

The Boys In The Band (2020)

In today’s cinematic landscape, there is a (relatively) healthy stream of LGBTQ+ representation on the big screen, certainly healthier, at least, than fifty years ago in 1970. That is why the original film adaptation of Mart Crowley’s play The Boys In The Band is such an important milestone in queer cinema. As seems to be…

Enola Holmes (2020)

When it comes to properties that have undergone the prequel, sequel, everything inbetween-quel treatment, it’s fair to say that Sherlock Holmes is right up there at the top end of the list. Off the top of my head I can think of about four different versions of the iconic literary character, but a character that,…

The Devil All The Time (2020)

From The Lovebirds to Da 5 Bloods to Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga to The Old Guard to I’m Thinking Of Ending Things, it’s fair to say that Netflix has really kept us film lovers fed during the great cinematic shutdown of 2020. There have been ups and downs, with some offerings…

The Roads Not Taken (2020)

After a couple of much anticipated, long overdue blockbusters in the last few weeks, part of me has been kind of looking forward to getting back to basics and exploring something that I had no previous knowledge or expectations of. Tenet and Mulan were obviously two very different movies, but they share are similarity in…

I’m Thinking Of Ending Things (2020)

This past couple of weeks seem to have been an exercise in watching films by creators with whom I have very mixed relationships. Christopher Nolan was the first, and Charlie Kaufman is the second. Having on one hand very much enjoyed the likes of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and Anomalisa in the past,…

Mulan (2020)

I’m sure there were others at the time, but to me it very much feels like Mulan was the first high profile casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. I mentioned in my March review of System Crasher that I had expected to be watching Disney’s big new remake on that weekend, but here we finally are…

Hope Gap (2019)

If you checked in with me last week, you will have read all about my bamboozlement and downright frustration at Tenet. Delighted to be back at the cinema, but less than delighted at a film that, besides not being a genre that I particularly love, was borderline and inaudible and narratively impenetrable. It’s safe to…

Tenet (2020)

Alexa, play The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy! After almost four months without the pleasure of a real cinematic experience, the doors of my local Curzon finally opened on Wednesday, and honestly, things didn’t feel that different! I’m used to seeing movies in the middle of the day when all the normal…

Come As You Are (2019)

Once upon a time the concept of taking a niche foreign film and adapting it into an English language piece for a wider audience was something reserved for the big boy powerhouse studios, but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. This particular example comes through Samuel Goldwyn Films by the way of the…