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…

Still Alice (2014)

For avid cinema fans in the United Kingdom, 2014’s Still Alice was a film that fell in to the infuriating category of awards darling that wasn’t going to be released in our country until well after all the envelopes had been opened and statuettes had been given out. We had to sit and smile in aggravated…

Blue Jasmine (2013)

Blue Jasmine is what you might call a specialist film. I mean this in the sense that fans of Woody Allen will be rejoicing at his latest creation, whilst all others may be generally indifferent to yet another piece of the high anxiety, low octane social commentary that he is so very skilled at producing.…