Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Okay, fine, I’ll admit it. For many movie lovers across the world, Ridley Scott’s 1982 science-fiction classic Blade Runner is the greatest film of all time. As it happens, I saw it for the very first time five days ago. For unknown reasons, the film buff staple had passed me by for twenty seven years,…

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Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)

Like every other person in the world who was born after 1926, the adventures and misadventures of Winnie The Pooh were a constant presence during my childhood years. Though the names of author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin are ones that seem have been etched on my brain since day one, it…

Borg vs McEnroe (2017)

It’s not something that I’ve ever been able to talk about on this blog before, but tennis is one of the great loves of my life. Alongside film, music and football, tennis is one of the things that I have been obsessed with since childhood. From the different styles of play to the enigmatic individuals…

Mother! (2017)

Of all the directors I can think of off the top of my head, Darren Aronofsky is without a doubt the one with whom I have the most mixed relationship. Whilst 2010’s Black Swan remains one of my favourite films from the last decade, my hate for 2014’s Noah has grown and grown since this overly…

It (2017)

Coulrophobia, the fear of clowns, is something that has been prevalent in society ever since the earliest renderings of sinister court jesters were produced, but there is absolutely no doubt that the irrational dread of makeup covered circus mimes reached a fever pitch with both the 1986 novel release and 1990 TV mini series release…

Patti Cake$ (2017)

Being a white girl with frizzy hair and a love of hip-hop, I have to say that the trailer for Patti Cake$ grabbed me immediately. With more than a nod to 8 Mile, another ‘white guy with dreams of rapping’ narrative, the film looked like it had just the right blend of indie sensibility and…

Logan Lucky (2017)

From Erin Brockovich to Ocean’s Eleven to Magic Mike, Steven Soderbergh has always been a filmmaker that has produced a varied and eclectic range of works, the majority of which I have immensely enjoyed. With his last directorial credit being the 2013 TV movie Behind The Candelabra, I was excited to see just what it…