Onward (2020)

Is it just me, or has this latest Pixar release surfaced with absolutely no fanfare whatsoever? When I say I had absolutely no idea what I was in for with Onward, I mean I hadn’t even seen a trailer, I’d barely seen a poster, and until I was physically at the cinema, I thought there…

True History Of The Kelly Gang (2019)

Did you know that one of the first feature films ever made chose Ned Kelly as its subject? 1906’s The Story Of The Kelly Gang used more film reel than any other picture had at that point in history, and in the following century the attraction of the infamous Australian outlaw remained strong with a…

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (2019)

Lads, I’m not even going to beat around the bush with this one. Portrait Of A Lady On Fire is a film that I have been excited about for a very, very long time. Ever since winning Best Screenplay and the Queer Palm at Cannes in May of 2019, the hype machine revved into full…

Dark Waters (2019)

From Erin Brockovich to Silkwood to All The President’s Men and more, it’s fair to say that the sub-genre of the ‘whistleblower’ movie has proven to be one of the most compelling and gripping over the years. As average joe movie watching citizen’s, we love the prospect of witnessing a cover up be exposed in…

Like A Boss (2020)

Welcome to post Oscars season, folks. We are well and truly in the depths of that peculiar time in the cinematic calendar when, honestly, going to see a movie is an absolute lottery. There are weird kid’s movies around, there are unheralded horror movies around, and there are most definitely comedies of varying successes around.…

Emma (2020)

In the world of classic authors, it’s fair to say that Jane Austen is a name that has become equally synonymous with cinema as it is with literature. From Pride And Prejudice to Sense And Sensibility to Mansfield Park, Austen’s work has proved to be a fertile ground for movie magic in the past. Published…

Birds Of Prey (2020)

Remember back in 2016 when everybody piled in on the disaster that was Suicide Squad? I was a card carrying member of the crowd who thought the movie was massively flawed, but reading my review back, it’s obvious that one of the very few things I did enjoy was Margot Robbie’s take on Harley Quinn.…