Colossal (2016)

Colossal is one of those movies whose trailer you see in the theatre before another release and go, “wait, what?”. Always enthused to go and see a film that isn’t a remake, adaptation, sequel or prequel (a truly rare feat in today’s cinematic landscape), I was excited to see if the weird and wonderful premise…

The Handmaiden (2016)

Something that I have been bemoaning for a long, long time in cinema is the practise of remakes and sequels all in the name of securing a sure fire financial success. Disney above all others has been most guilty of this crime in recent history, and to be honest, the remake fatigue is starting to…

Free Fire (2016)

With The Boss Baby and Fast & Furious 8 looking like the highest profile releases over the next week or so in the UK, it has been my mission to avoid these ‘crowd pleasers’ for which I have precisely zero interest and instead look to something a little more under-hyped and under-acknowledged. Thankfully, it just…

Catfight (2016)

It’s been a relatively quiet week in the world of cinema, and I was looking for something low profile to tide me over until next when both Beauty And The Beast and Get Out hit the British big screens. Searching the listings, the only picture that really caught my attention was Catfight. Knowing next to nothing…

The 89th Annual Academy Awards: Head vs. Heart

This Sunday marks the annual ceremony in Hollywood where the biggest, most prestigious prizes are given out to celebrate what the assorted members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences deem to be the best selection of films and performances over the past year in cinema. Though I often end up agreeing with…

Hidden Figures (2016)

There are many different kinds of films that I have special affection for, musicals being one, Disney animations being another and modern Westerns also being held in high esteem. Another genre of movie that seems to get me every single time is that of the ‘secret history’ story, those movies that shine a light on…

Fences (2016)

Next up on my whistle stop tour of Oscar nominated pictures is Fences, a big screen adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning 1983 play. Both starring and directed by Denzel Washington, the film is coming in to the Academy Awards ceremony with four nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, so…