Top Ten: Films Of 2019

Well, here we are. Not just the end of a year in film, but also the end of a decade! Having started the blog in late 2012, it feels like the best part of the 2010s marked my transition from casual fan to full blown cinephile. In 2019 I racked up 85 visits to the…

Little Women (2019)

When it comes to remakes, reboots and sequels upon sequels in cinema, it would be fair to say that I am definitely on the side of championing more original projects than rehashed ones. However, having said that, I have always thought that despite its numerous outings on both the small and the big screen, Louisa…

Cats (2019)

Okay, before we begin, I need to get something off my chest. As stated on this blog many times in the past, I am a true bastard for a musical, but I must admit that Cats is something that I have never been able to get my head around. I’ve seen it on stage and…

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (2019)

It’s taken me nine ‘Episodes’, one animated movie and two standalone features to get there, but I’ve finally realised that the experience of watching Star Wars in this modern landscape is always going to be at the mercy of fans whose perceived ownership of the property overrides any individual opinions that you might try to express.…

Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

Looking back, it’s probably fair to say that one of my biggest cinematic surprised over the last few years was just how much I liked Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. I went into the theatre back in 2017 expecting to be thoroughly disappointed by this franchise reboot of a more than beloved childhood favourite, but…

Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

If my years of loving cinema have taught me one thing, it is to always be wary of a ‘passion project’. I’m talking about those movies who have a single writer/director/actor attached to them. Sometimes it really works, like Yentl or Annie Hall, and other times it really, really doesn’t; I’m thinking William Shatner’s Groom Lake…

Charlie’s Angels (2019)

Without really realising it, it feels like the 2000 iteration of Charlie’s Angels became a formative part of my tweenhood. Released when I was 12 years old, it hit the sweet spot for a fun action adventure featuring some seriously cool leading ladies, not to mention the killer soundtrack that I still bump to this…