The Little Things (2021)

We’re at that time of year in the UK right now where the rain falls pretty much every day and the sun is nowhere to be seen after 4PM. I don’t know about you, but those kinds of conditions always draw me towards the darker side of cinema. Now isn’t the time for a fluffy…

The Dig (2021)

With January almost over and any remnants of hungover festive spirit will and truly gone, it is always around this time of the year that I am more susceptible to the charms of a good old fashioned British period drama. It just so happens that Netflix were more than happy to scratch that particular itch…

News Of The World (2020)

With stars getting ‘cancelled’ left right and centre these days, there are very few performers in the current landscape that have managed to retain their universal appeal in this current cultural landscape. Unless there is a bombshell that I have missed, it might be fair to say that Tom Hanks is one of the remaining…

One Night In Miami… (2020)

Maybe it says more about the films that I personally seek out, but it feels like the past twelve months has been a big period for high profile stage to screen adaptations. Netflix brought us both The Boys In The Band and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom in 2020, and now Amazon Studios are jumping into…

Promising Young Woman (2020)

Every now and then a film comes along that social media grabs onto and the hype train begins long before the actual release date. Promising Young Woman was definitely one of those films. On the screen, Brits will know Emerald Fennell from her years on beloved BBC drama Call The Midwife, and the wider world…

Pieces Of A Woman (2020)

Happy new year everybody. We all knew that the sombre moods and events of 2020 wouldn’t simply disappear in a cloud of black smoke on the strike of midnight on December 31st, but wow, 2021 really has come along with the intentions of upstaging his older brother in style. The UK is in an even…

Top Ten: Films Of 2020

Well well well, what can one possibly say about 2020 that hasn’t already been said? This has been a year to forget societally, medically, and to a certain extent, cinematically. Many of the year’s big movies were postponed, and from a personal standpoint, many of the big movies that did go ahead proved to be…

Soul (2020)

Happy Holidays everybody. To those who celebrate at this time of year, I hope you were able to have as merry a time as possible even if your original plans were curtailed. With so much unexpected and unusual free time around the bust Christmas period, I carved out a couple of hours last night to…

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)

Before we start, I’d just like to thank Netflix for almost singlehandedly keeping me fed during this wild year of cinema closures of big release postponements. The company that used to send DVDs in the post one an a time is now the leading force in instant home streaming entertainment, and we’ve really fucking needed…

Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

I usually start these genre reviews off by saying that I am not particularly a connoisseur of comic book and superhero films, but having now seen everything between Iron Man and Avengers: End Game with a bunch of extras in-between, I think it’s fair to say that I have moved into the realm of ‘casual…