Hope Gap (2019)

If you checked in with me last week, you will have read all about my bamboozlement and downright frustration at Tenet. Delighted to be back at the cinema, but less than delighted at a film that, besides not being a genre that I particularly love, was borderline and inaudible and narratively impenetrable. It’s safe to…

Tenet (2020)

Alexa, play The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy! After almost four months without the pleasure of a real cinematic experience, the doors of my local Curzon finally opened on Wednesday, and honestly, things didn’t feel that different! I’m used to seeing movies in the middle of the day when all the normal…

Come As You Are (2019)

Once upon a time the concept of taking a niche foreign film and adapting it into an English language piece for a wider audience was something reserved for the big boy powerhouse studios, but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. This particular example comes through Samuel Goldwyn Films by the way of the…

Babyteeth (2019)

Huge news, guys, HUGE NEWS! I’ve booked my first ticket for an actual screening in an actual cinema, praise! With Christopher Nolan’s Tenet set to mark my reintroduction to the wonderful world of the movie theatre on August 26th, we really are in the home straight of my extended home watching experience. There’s been some…

An American Pickle (2020)

You know things are getting desperate when I turn to a film that I have previously heard being described as Seth Rogen’s very own Jack And Jill. Slim pickings this of late has me giving into probably the biggest home release of the week, one that I have to admit I would probably have given…

Summerland (2020)

Whilst 2020 will no doubt go down as one of the most unpredictable years in cinema history, something that you can always seem to rely on is at least one or two new Second World War British period drama/comedy/romances to wash down a Sunday evening with. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that these efforts very…

Saint Frances (2019)

I’ve written before about how the Sundance Film Festival is something of an automatic seal of approval for me and my personal taste, and the same can pretty much be said for SXSW Film Festival as well. With previous faves like Booksmart, Atomic Blonde and Short Term 12 all making their mark at SXSW, I’m…

Clemency (2019)

Just the one review from me this week, I’m in the middle of recovering from laser eye surgery! Before I went under the knife (so to speak!), I managed to catch Clemency, a film that will forever be remembered by myself as the last motion picture I ever had to watch with the help of…

The Old Guard (2020)

From Atomic Blonde to Mad Max: Fury Road, one of my very favourite cinematic tropes in recent years has been Charlize Theron kicking the absolute shit out of people. She seems to be one of the few actresses of her generation who has been able to jump from action to drama and back again (with…

Proxima (2019)

It’s not a genre that I necessarily seek out, but there is something about the world of the ‘space movie’ that always manages to tempt me back in for one reason or another. I wouldn’t proclaim to be a sci-fi expert by any means, but some of my most memorable cinema experiences over the last…