Top Ten: Films Of 2016

If you are reading this, then I’d like to congratulate you on making it through the absolute blood bath that has been 2016. This year will always be remembered as one in which we said goodbye to a plethora of stars like David Bowie, George Michael and Prince, and a particularly shocking and unwanted surprise…

Passengers (2016)

With the critical success of Arrival still ringing in most cinema lover’s ears, it almost feels like not enough time has passed until we are all here again, donning our sci-fi hats for another big release. Up to this point,¬†Passengers¬†has spent many years on the blacklist, a list of scripts that show huge promise but…

Rogue One (2016)

The word prequel has long been regarded as a dirty word in the Star Wars cinematic universe. Anybody with a conscious memory before 1999 will know all too well the disappointment that was The Phantom Menace, the monstrosity that was Attack Of The Clones and the slightly better, but still exceedingly middling Revenge Of The…

The Birth Of A Nation (2016)

I’ll be completely honest, before going to see The Birth Of A Nation I had no idea or knowledge of the controversy that has surrounded the life and career of Nate Parker. Had I been more educated on the star/writer/director’s previous actions and opinions, I may just have joined the significant boycott taking place around…

The Edge Of Seventeen (2016)

The coming-of-age story has always been a genre of film for which I have a massive soft spot. Perhaps I enjoy the melodramatic themes and tensions that always seem to go along with bildungsroman, perhaps I am trying to escape from my adulthood, or perhaps it lies in the simple fact that every single one…

Moana (2016)

Hold on, what is this? A new Disney film that isn’t related to an already existing Disney property? I can’t believe it! With recently released and upcoming remakes and reboots of some of the studios biggest hits taking up the majority of Disney related news of late, before even knowing anything about Moana, I was…