Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

From the second that the trailer for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri dropped some nine long months ago, it had been a film that was right at the top of my most anticipated list. From the cast to the premise to the off kilter sensibility, I was absolutely certain that Three Billboards was going to…

The 89th Annual Academy Awards: Head vs. Heart

This Sunday marks the annual ceremony in Hollywood where the biggest, most prestigious prizes are given out to celebrate what the assorted members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences deem to be the best selection of films and performances over the past year in cinema. Though I often end up agreeing with…

Loving (2016)

Welcome to February, or as I like to call it, scampering around trying to see all of the Oscar nominated movies before the ceremony-ary. Next on the list comes Loving, a Jeff Nichols film that, to be honest, didn’t grab me as one to watch during its publicity run, but nevertheless one that I dutifully…

Jackie (2016)

Let me begin this review by letting you know that the trailer for Jackie is probably one of the best trailers I have ever seen. Before the majesty of La La Land, I was treated to 90 seconds of perfectly scored, expertly executed teaser footage that gave me goosebumps and left me reeling. The tone…

Room (2015)

With just over a month to go until the 88th annual Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood, the stream of movies with multiple nominations is still strong and steady, with the latest to grace my theatre going experience being Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, a big screen adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s 2010 novel of the same name and…

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…

Wild (2014)

The last year has been something of a great one for Reese Witherspoon. The Oscar winning actress achieved cinematic success behind the camera for producing critically acclaimed thriller Gone Girl, and is now currently enjoying equal acclaim for her starring turn in Wild, a big screen adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s best selling memoir Wild: From…