First Reformed (2017)

If you are the kind of person who pays attention to the distributors of films, then you will be well aware that over the past few years the name A24 has come to represent the highest quality of cinema. Titles such as Hereditary, Lady Bird, The Florida Project, Free Fire, Moonlight and 20th Century Women are…

Incredibles 2 (2018)

For some reason, the hype and love for the original Incredibles film was something that kind of passed me by. Don’t get me wrong, I laughed along in the cinema with the rest of you those fourteen years ago, and I can’t profess to being ‘too cool’ for kid’s movies as a 15 year old…

Whitney (2018)

For as long as I can remember loving music, I have loved Whitney Houston. Growing up in the aftermath of The Bodyguard meant that Houston’s legend loomed large over pop culture, but much like Michael Jackson, another childhood hero of mine, the life portrayed in her film performances and music videos was entirely separate from…

Mary Shelley (2017)

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been fascinated by the fact that the real life story of Mary Shelley, author of the ground breaking, genre defining, genre inventing in fact, novel Frankenstein, was even more complex and compelling than the gothic science-fiction tale that she penned whilst still only a teenager. We tend…

The Bookshop (2017)

I’ll be honest, it was slim pickings this week. With absolutely no desire to see the Emily Blunt-less, Denis Villeneue-less, Roger Deakins-less Sicario 2: Soldado, pretty much all that was left was The Bookshop, an assuming little internationally co-produced adaptation of a 1978 novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. With the World Cup and Wimbledon taking up…