Baby Driver (2017)

Just so you know, when a film is marketed as being La La Land meets Grand Theft Auto, you can be damn sure that I’m going to be one of the first in line to see it. The hype for Edgar Wright’s latest big screen adventure has been growing for the past few months, and…

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Okja (2017)

Netflix has become very good as creating huge hype for their big releases, whether it’s a series of an original film. With Okja, the ball of interest began to roll upon the release of the first bizarre trailer, and the film stayed in the press during the length of the Cannes Film Festival both for…

The Book Of Henry (2017)

Let me be frank, this film was only on my radar because of the horrendous reception it has received from pretty much ever major film critic in the English speaking world. I had been tracking The Book Of Henry ever since seeing the absolutely bizarre trailer some months ago. Though I’d hate to see a…

Gifted (2017)

It’s a little known fact that when a heatwave hits the UK, one of the best places to go for sanctuary, one of the few places that actually has air conditioning, is a multiplex cinema. Willing to do anything to fend off the 33 degree heat of central Oxford, in I went to see Gifted,…

My Cousin Rachel (2017)

If there’s any kind of film to contrast the huge studio blockbusters that traditionally fill the big screens in the summer months, a second attempt at a Daphne du Maurier adaptation is definitely it. As hoards of cinema goers flooded in to catch up on the likes of Wonder Woman and the latest Pirates Of…

Wonder Woman (2017)

Despite my general disinterest in the world of superheroes and all of the extensive mythology and history that goes along with them, there were so many different reasons why Wonder Woman was a must see film for me. It marks Patty Jenkins as the first female director of a studio superhero picture, as well as…

Snatched (2017)

It’s fair to say that I have something of a mixed relationship with the work of Amy Schumer. Whilst I absolutely loved 2015’s Trainwreck, I had a much less enjoyable experience with the comedian’s recent Netflix stand-up special, finding it to be uninspired and vulgar for vulgar’s sake. Now back in the realm of feature…