The Big Short (2015)

Every now and then a film will come along that attempts to tell me a story that, though I lived through and can remember, have very little grasp or knowledge of what actually happened. Such films usually come in the form of a mega serious drama or a reverential biopic, but this awards season a…

Room (2015)

With just over a month to go until the 88th annual Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood, the stream of movies with multiple nominations is still strong and steady, with the latest to grace my theatre going experience being Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, a big screen adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s 2010 novel of the same name and…

Creed (2015)

For a person who loves sports movies, I have always had something of a distant relationship with the Rocky franchise. I saw the original, Best Picture winning film some years ago, and since then have perhaps seen two others in no particular order, with a definite trip to the cinema to see 2006’s Rocky Balboa…

The Revenant (2015)

Along with all of the usual tropes that accompany awards season, a new, endlessly fun campaign has arisen in the last few years, the dedicated campaign from fans to see Leonardo DiCaprio finally be given the Oscar that they believe he has deserved and been overlooked for multiple times. This year, Leo’s shot at Academy…

The Hateful Eight (2015)

For somebody who grew up watching and absolutely obsessing over the likes of Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and Kill Bill¬†far before it was age appropriate for me to do so,¬†these days every new Quentin Tarantino release is greeted with much excitement and anticipation. Whilst 2012’s Django Unchained failed to satisfy some critics, I continued to…

The Danish Girl (2015)

Happy new year, everybody! As 2016 begins, so does the onslaught of all of the major motion pictures that are going to be part of the conversation when it comes to picking and giving shiny prizes to movies and actors in a couple of months. One such film that has been making waves in the…