Loving (2016)

Welcome to February, or as I like to call it, scampering around trying to see all of the Oscar nominated movies before the ceremony-ary. Next on the list comes Loving, a Jeff Nichols film that, to be honest, didn’t grab me as one to watch during its publicity run, but nevertheless one that I dutifully…

T2 Trainspotting (2017)

Of all of the sequels, prequels and remakes that have sprung up in the past six or seven years, a decades later trip back to the not so sun soaked centre of Edinburgh for T2 Trainspotting wasn’t even a prospect that was on my radar. With the original 1996 masterpiece still as fresh and vibrant…

Jackie (2016)

Let me begin this review by letting you know that the trailer for Jackie is probably one of the best trailers I have ever seen. Before the majesty of La La Land, I was treated to 90 seconds of perfectly scored, expertly executed teaser footage that gave me goosebumps and left me reeling. The tone…

Manchester By The Sea (2016)

I’ll be honest, I’m still on a bit of a high from La La Land. What could possibly bring me down from the pure cinematic, whimsical joy that Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling filled my heart with? A family melodrama focused around a number of unspeakable tragedies, you say? Oh, okay, that ought to do…

La La Land (2016)

I’m not going to pretend that I wasn’t destined to adore this film regardless of its execution and reception. From the minute I saw the first trailer for La La Land, I knew I was going to be completely besotted. Any long time reader of this site will know that, for want of a better…

A Monster Calls (2016)

Happy New Year everybody! The extravagance and overall comfort of the holiday season  always makes it incredibly hard to venture out there in to the cold and get back in the swing of the cinema going game, but hey, we can’t all lay on the couch under a duvet eating chocolate and watching Mary Poppins…

Top Ten: Films Of 2016

If you are reading this, then I’d like to congratulate you on making it through the absolute blood bath that has been 2016. This year will always be remembered as one in which we said goodbye to a plethora of stars like David Bowie, George Michael and Prince, and a particularly shocking and unwanted surprise…