A Star Is Born (2018)

A Star Is Born, it feels like this one has been a long time coming, doesn’t it? What started in 2011 as a Clint Eastwood directed picture starring Beyonce, has turned up on our cinema screens in 2018 as a Bradley Cooper directing/acting dual project with Lady Gaga in centre stage. Of course, that is…

Operation Finale (2018)

You know the drill by now here at Oh! That Film Blog. Nine times out of ten, in the week when a big Marvel release happens, I can’t resist the temptation to look the other way. In my defence this time, it seems like Venom hasn’t been getting the usual fanfare that the studio has…

The Wife (2017)

They say that as you get older, you are supposed to slow down in life, but Glenn Close obviously didn’t get the memo. The legendary actress, now 71 years of age, has made credited appearances in ten films over the last four years, but arguably the last time she received real critical praise in a…

The House With A Clock In Its Walls (2018)

If there is one thing that I would never associate director Eli Roth with, it is films made for children! With pictures like Cabin Fever, The Green Inferno, Knock Knock and the Hostel series to his name, Roth is an esteemed member of the so called ‘Splat Pack’, a collection of filmmakers who have excelled…

A Simple Favor (2018)

It would be fair to say that director Paul Feig has been very much at the forefront of a female centric comedy films for the past decade. With films like Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy and Ghostbusters to his name, it is clear that Feig is in his element when collaborating with talented actresses, telling funny…

The Little Stranger (2018)

For his first film since the 2015 triumph Room, director Lenny Abrahamson has chosen to adapt a Sarah Waters novel, but not the kind of novel you might be imagining. Most strongly known for her popular lesbian themed Victorian narratives like Tipping The Velvet and Fingersmith, Waters departed from her niche in 2009 to give readers…

Lucky (2017)

From Pretty In Pink to The Green Mile to Alien to Christine, it feels like Harry Dean Stanton is one of those figures who has always been present in my cinematic memory, not necessarily stealing the show every time, but popping up in both indie and mainstream delights, some of which are firmly woven in…