The Woman In The Window (2021)

Hollywood has a long and storied history of adapting novels into feature films, and whilst some are absolutely amazing, others tend to suffer a shared fate of feeling far too rushed and far too stripped back from the richness of the original source material. You might think that adapting a flashy thriller would be one…

Hillbilly Elegy (2020)

It might have seemed like a pipe dream a decade ago, but the truth is that Netflix is now one of the biggest contenders when it comes to showpiece film awards at the end of every cinematic year. From Roma to The Irishman to Marriage Story and more, Netflix has firmly established itself as a…

Vice (2018)

Looking back on it, it’s probably fair to say that my first memories of American politics in any real sense came during the years of the George W. Bush administration. Being born in 1989, Bill Clinton was pretty much a guy who was mentioned in the Animaniacs theme and a guy who did something naughty…

Arrival (2016)

Welcome to week two of Amy Adams appreciation fortnight. For the last few years, it seems that there has been a trend for the latter half of the year to bring us a science-fiction adventure that breaks out of it’s genre confines and finds appeal with the mass audience. Of late, films like Gravity, Interstellar…

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Today marks the first in the two part series of Amy Adams appreciation fortnight. The much anticipated Arrival, well,¬†arrives in theatres at the weekend, but before the actress dons her sci-fi hat, audiences¬†first get to see her in Tom Ford’s second directorial effort Nocturnal Animals, seven years after his debut success A Single Man. Would…

Her (2013)

The primary aspect that attracted me to Her was my own rather time consuming addiction and dedication to technology. I have to admit that I am a slave to a certain fruit named corporation, owning a MacBook Pro, iPad Air, iPod Touch and iPhone 5s combined with numerous other electrical devices that satisfy my need…

American Hustle (2013)

Happy New Year everybody! A new year means a whole new bunch of films to get through, the first of which for me was David O. Russell’s latest release American Hustle. Boasting a strong cast of Academy Award winners and nominees, the film provides a quirky and semi-fact based take on the real life ABSCAM…