Top Ten: Films Of 2018

Here we are again folks, we made it! Another year passed and another year of films to assess. I managed to see a record high 74 films at the cinema this year, and if I say so myself, 2018 was a bit of a banger in terms of great releases. It’s been harder to whittle…

The 90th Annual Academy Awards: Head vs. Heart

Well, it’s that time of the year again when Hollywood plays host to the elite creators of the film world, the culmination of awards season, the cherry that every nominee wants to add to their personal cake, the 90th Annual Academy Awards. With this year’s ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel set to be politically and…

I, Tonya (2017)

As someone who grew up in the 1990s harbouring a growing love for sports of all kinds, the story of Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan was one that I knew in very broad strokes, most of which were extremely untrue. Rather than Harding, the redneck rebel of the figure skating world, taking a baseball bat…

The Girl On The Train (2016)

In the Spring of 2015, I was one of the millions of book readers who bought in to the growing hype and picked up a copy of Paula Hawkins’ latest novel The Girl On The Train. Labelled as the next Gone Girl, another book that I had read and thoroughly enjoyed, the novel was destined…

Spy (2015)

The cinematic partnership of Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy is one that has brought me feelings of immense enjoyment over the years. Both Bridesmaids and The Heat are, in my opinion, two of the funniest female-centric comedies of the last half a decade, and it is under Feig’s writing and direction that I feel McCarthy is…

Mini Reviews #12

Tammy (2014) Director: Ben Falcone Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney A comedy that promises so much and delivers very little. Tammy seemed as though it would be a personal home run for me, starring a handful of my favourite actresses and having Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids mode at the helm, but the movie…

TV Corner: Top Ten TV Shows Of All Time

With nothing much in the cinematic universe taking my fancy this week, I figured it would be the perfect opportunity to delve in to TV Corner and share my ten favourite television shows of all time. I will admit that being a cinephile, there are significant and deep holes in my TV experience. I have…