Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (2019)

When Maleficent came out in 2014, it had the benefit of being one of the earlier of these new era Disney projects focused on either remaking or retelling old beloved properties. Whilst I didn’t really think much of the film as a whole, I enjoyed the different, comparatively darker approach to the Sleeping Beauty tale,…

The Day Shall Come (2019)

When thinking about the current social and political climates in pretty much every corner of the world these days, it’s probably fair to say that if you didn’t find the time to laugh about it, you would never stop crying. This is where satire can come in and bridge the gap for us. Having already…

Judy (2019)

For as long as I can remember, I have been obsessed with Judy Garland. From The Wizard Of Oz to Meet Me In St. Louis to A Star Is Born, it’s fair to say that her contribution to cinema is something that shaped my own love for film from a very early age. For someone…

Joker (2019)

At this point in the game, I don’t think it’s a controversial statement to make that in the long and historied list of comic book villains, the Joker is the single most iconic. From Cesar Romero to Jack Nicholson to Heath Ledger, the character has been treated to a number of memorable performances, some era…

The Goldfinch (2019)

Along with every other avid reader in 2013, I made my way through Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch. The novel received critical acclaim from pretty much every corner of the literary world, winning the esteemed Pulitzer Prize along the way. Being a fan of Tartt’s previous work, I was excited to devour the novel, but in…

The Kitchen (2019)

From The Godfather to Scarface to Goodfellas to Casino, it’s fair to say that the gangster/mafia genre has produced not only some of my all time favourite films, but some of the all time best films across the history of cinema. In the same breath, however, it is also undeniably a genre that has underserved…

The Farewell (2019)

Back in 2012, if you would have told me that the woman who released a rap song titled ‘My Vag’ would be fronting a sensitive, poignant, family drama that looks set to be right up there at the top end of awards season, I would have told you to get yourself to the doctor. However,…