Loveless (2017)

There were two main choices for my viewing pleasure this week, Russian picture Loveless or the Donald Crowhurst biopic The Mercy starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz. At this time in the cinematic calendar, it is always wise to follow the releases that have nominations attached to them, so Colin and Rachel have been set aside…

Phantom Thread (2017)

The release of a new Paul Thomas Anderson film is always an occasion to mark in the diary of any cinephile, but it would be fair to say that 2017’s Phantom Thread arrived with an extra weight of anticipation and interest on its shoulders. It marks the final feature film in the esteemed, record breaking…

Downsizing (2017)

Growing up in the era of films like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, The Borrowers and The Indian In The Cupboard, there has always been a place in my heart for a ‘tiny person’ narrative. Though the trope doesn’t seem to be as widely used in fantasy and science fiction anymore, it’s for that very…

Darkest Hour (2017)

I’ll be honest, at this point, when it comes to cinematic themes, I’ve got major Second World War fatigue. As a Brit, that might be sacrilege to say, but over the last couple of years, a combination of Dunkirk, Their Finest, and even things like The Zookeeper’s Wife and Allied, have given me enough 1940s period aesthetic…

Molly’s Game (2017)

Happy New Year, and welcome to Oh! That Film Blog in 2018! Same old reviews, brand new movies, the first of which is one that I had been looking forward to for some time. To my discredit, the writer of a film isn’t usually a feature that I take in to large account when making…

Top Ten: Films Of 2017

Congratulations, if you’re reading this then you have made it through the absolute maelstrom that has been 2017. Several events this year, both political and social, have really taken the world aback, some for the better and some for much, much worse, and more than ever I have turned to the dark comfort of the…

The Greatest Showman (2017)

Merry Christmas everybody, and welcome to the week between the 25th and New Year’s Eve when nobody knows who they are, what day it is or what they are supposed to be doing. Whilst I am still struggling to figure out what the time is and what my own name is, I’m not quite delirious…

Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)

My relationship with the Pitch Perfect franchise has been a long and tumultuous one. Back in 2012, an overly harsh review of the first instalment was one of my earliest posts on Oh! That Film Blog. Though my attitude towards the original has almost completely changed over the course of five years, 2015’s Pitch Perfect…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Well, here we go again! In what has become my new favourite biennial Christmas tradition, Star Wars is back with another instalment of its main franchise series. Back in 2015, The Force Awakens reignited by passion for the galaxy far, far away, and last year’s first spin off picture Rogue One might just be my…

The Disaster Artist (2017)

There are two types of film lover in the world. There are those who have seen The Room (2003), and there are those who have not. For those who have yet to sample the legendary delight, The Room is a film written, directed, produced and starred in by Tommy Wiseau, a man of such mystery…