Gifted (2017)

It’s a little known fact that when a heatwave hits the UK, one of the best places to go for sanctuary, one of the few places that actually has air conditioning, is a multiplex cinema. Willing to do anything to fend off the 33 degree heat of central Oxford, in I went to see Gifted,…

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My Cousin Rachel (2017)

If there’s any kind of film to contrast the huge studio blockbusters that traditionally fill the big screens in the summer months, a second attempt at a Daphne du Maurier adaptation is definitely it. As hoards of cinema goers flooded in to catch up on the likes of Wonder Woman and the latest Pirates Of…

Wonder Woman (2017)

Despite my general disinterest in the world of superheroes and all of the extensive mythology and history that goes along with them, there were so many different reasons why Wonder Woman was a must see film for me. It marks Patty Jenkins as the first female director of a studio superhero picture, as well as…

Snatched (2017)

It’s fair to say that I have something of a mixed relationship with the work of Amy Schumer. Whilst I absolutely loved 2015’s Trainwreck, I had a much less enjoyable experience with the comedian’s recent Netflix stand-up special, finding it to be uninspired and vulgar for vulgar’s sake. Now back in the realm of feature…

Colossal (2016)

Colossal is one of those movies whose trailer you see in the theatre before another release and go, “wait, what?”. Always enthused to go and see a film that isn’t a remake, adaptation, sequel or prequel (a truly rare feat in today’s cinematic landscape), I was excited to see if the weird and wonderful premise…

Alien: Covenant (2017)

When Prometheus was released five years ago, I think some critics were too quick to jump on the prequel hating bandwagon. For me, Prometheus wasn’t Alien, it wasn’t Aliens, but it certainly wasn’t The Phantom Menace or Attack Of The Clones either. We now know that Prometheus was the first of at least four franchise…

Miss Sloane (2016)

After what feels like five minutes after watching Jessica Chastain in The Zookeeper’s Wife, here I am returned to the same theatre to see her in another release. Pulling an Amy Adams of her very own (both Nocturnal Animals and Arrival came out in quick succession), I wasn’t too mad about it, as I have recently…