The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

I’ll be the first person to admit that more often than not, I am persuaded to go and see a film not because of the storyline but because of the actors in it. I am much more performance driven than director driven, and with names like Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloe Sevigny and Tilda Swinton…

Isle Of Dogs (2018)

Perhaps more than any other filmmaker right now, or over the last few decades, even if you aren’t fluent in cinema, you can tell when you are watching a Wes Anderson picture. The man’s signature style has become so synonymous with quirk and quality, not just for the curious aesthetic style and whimsical sensibility that…

The Jungle Book (2016)

I’ll be honest. When I first heard of Disney’s intentions to make a live action/CGI remake of the 1967 animated classic The Jungle Book, there were very few, if any at all, positive thoughts that came to mind. Not only is The Jungle Book one of my very favourite Disney films of all time, but…

Top Ten: Films Of 2014

Well, here we are! Another year gone and another batch of films to wade through and pick out my Top Ten of the last twelve months. It’s been something of a record breaking year for me and the cinema, having seen a total of seventy new releases between January and December. As always, my list…

St. Vincent (2014)

Have you noticed that my recent reviews have all suddenly become much more positive? This is not a coincidence, it is my favourite time of year in which the majority of the year’s best films are unleashed upon the world in hope of picking up a few prizes in the next few months. Whilst the…

The Monuments Men (2014)

The Monuments Men is a film that looks, on the surface, to be a winner. The premise is extremely interesting, a cinematic take on the true story of a group of allied men during the Second World War whose task and ambition was to locate, preserve and return millions of pieces of art stolen by…