Ad Astra (2019)

It’s fair to say that my relationship with most science-fiction is a complicated one. Though much of the actual science and genre rules tend to go completely over my head, there is something about the human themes that arise within sci-fi that I find myself drawn to. Films like Interstellar and Annihilation in recent times…

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019)

In the world of cinema, my world at least, few things come with more anticipation and excitement than a new Quentin Tarantino release. From Pulp Fiction to Jackie Brown to the Kill Bills and more, I can honestly say that more than half of the man’s filmography probably ranks inside my top twenty five movies…

Allied (2016)

Well, isn’t the life and career of Brad Pitt satisfyingly cyclical? Amidst the media frenzy of his divorce from Jennifer Aniston all those years ago, his big screen venture comprised of a fairly middling romantic spy drama with a twist of deception. Cut to 2016 and the media frenzy of his divorce from Angelina Jolie,…

The Big Short (2015)

Every now and then a film will come along that attempts to tell me a story that, though I lived through and can remember, have very little grasp or knowledge of what actually happened. Such films usually come in the form of a mega serious drama or a reverential biopic, but this awards season a…

Top Ten: Films That Never Won An Oscar

With the film world’s biggest awards ceremony just around the corner, cinema sites and blogs across the internet are filled with predictions and lists of Oscar favourites of the past. It is important to remember, though, that out of the hundreds of movies that are released every year, only a small handful are given Academy…

12 Years A Slave (2013)

It feels as though the theme of slavery has been an unusually present one in my cinematic viewings over the last two years or so. There was Lincoln, a film entirely about slavery that, surprisingly, showed incredibly little of it, with Steven Spielberg focusing instead on the politics of the time. Then came Quentin Tarantino’s…