Paddington 2 (2017)

Back in 2014, Paddington came out of absolutely nowhere to become one of my favourite films of the year, a real family treat that was warm, pitch perfect and genuinely laugh out loud funny. As with any great cinematic success these days, a sequel was inevitable, and three years later we have Paddington 2, a…

Murder On The Orient Express (2017)

I don’t quite know how it has happened, but I have managed to make it to twenty seven years of age without ever having found out the ending of Murder On The Orient Express, one of Agatha Christie’s most celebrated works and one of Hercule Poirot’s most iconic outings. Having successfully (and unwittingly) managed to…

Call Me By Your Name (2017)

When it comes to LGBT focused feature films, anybody invested in the genre will know that, in terms of quality, the phrase ‘slim pickings’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Sure, Moonlight grabbed Best Picture at the start of the year and the likes of Carol and Blue Is The Warmest Colour have made mainstream impacts in the…

The Death Of Stalin (2017)

As autumnal, seasonal visits to the cinema go, an irreverent dark comedy about the death of former Russian dictator Joseph Stalin isn’t necessarily the sort of thing that I had in mind for these days where the weather is getting colder and the nights are drawing in. However, one name attached to the picture told…

The Snowman (2017)

The closer we get to the Halloween, the more horror/thriller type films come to our cinema screens. Much more in the mood to experience a thrill rather than a scare, I decided to opt for The Snowman, a British made big screen adaption of the successful 2007 novel of the same name by the Norwegian crime…

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,…

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…