Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (2019)

It’s taken me nine ‘Episodes’, one animated movie and two standalone features to get there, but I’ve finally realised that the experience of watching Star Wars in this modern landscape is always going to be at the mercy of fans whose perceived ownership of the property overrides any individual opinions that you might try to express.…

Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

Looking back, it’s probably fair to say that one of my biggest cinematic surprised over the last few years was just how much I liked Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. I went into the theatre back in 2017 expecting to be thoroughly disappointed by this franchise reboot of a more than beloved childhood favourite, but…

Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

If my years of loving cinema have taught me one thing, it is to always be wary of a ‘passion project’. I’m talking about those movies who have a single writer/director/actor attached to them. Sometimes it really works, like Yentl or Annie Hall, and other times it really, really doesn’t; I’m thinking William Shatner’s Groom Lake…

Charlie’s Angels (2019)

Without really realising it, it feels like the 2000 iteration of Charlie’s Angels became a formative part of my tweenhood. Released when I was 12 years old, it hit the sweet spot for a fun action adventure featuring some seriously cool leading ladies, not to mention the killer soundtrack that I still bump to this…

Knives Out (2019)

It’s fair to say that we are coming up to the time of the year where a trip to the cinema might need to be one that can be enjoyed by the entire family. If you weren’t a fan of Star Wars and didn’t want to experience the anticipated weirdness of Cats this holiday season,…

The Irishman (2019)

Question, how often are you inspired to see a new film simply because of the name of the director attached to it? It’s fair to say that the majority of us rarely are, simply because star power tends to be something infant of the camera rather than behind it. That is, of course, unless the…

Marriage Story (2019)

Did you know that it has been 22 years since a film picked up both Best Actor and Best Actress at the Academy Awards? Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt enjoyed a double win back in 1997 for As Good As It Gets, and in the 90-plus year history of the awards ,there have only been…