The House With A Clock In Its Walls (2018)

If there is one thing that I would never associate director Eli Roth with, it is films made for children! With pictures like Cabin Fever, The Green Inferno, Knock Knock and the Hostel series to his name, Roth is an esteemed member of the so called ‘Splat Pack’, a collection of filmmakers who have excelled…

Ocean’s 8 (2018)

Sandra Bullock. Cate Blanchett. Sarah Paulson. Helena Bonham Carter. Any one of those four names is usually enough to get me in the to cinema. Now, those four together? With a whole further host of amazing actresses to boot? Promising to bring some of the high jinks heist fun of the 2000s Ocean’s trilogy but with…

Christmas Giveaway!

Happy Holidays fellow film fans! ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and to help all of my readers get even further in to the festive spirit, I have teamed up with Universal Music Group for a classy, musical Christmas gift giveaway! In my most recent review of romantic drama Carol, something that I failed to…

Carol (2015)

It feels like almost yesterday that Cate Blanchett picked up her second Academy Award for Blue Jasmine back in early 2014, but in fact it has been nearly two years filled with mixed success, in my opinion. Though I had some affection for The Monument’s Men, arguably the biggest picture for her in these two…

Cinderella (2015)

I’ll be honest, as I walked in to the cinema after collecting my ticket on a dreary Friday morning, I was more excited about seeing the new Frozen Fever short than I was about seeing Disney’s live action remake of Cinderella. Clearly I was not the only one, as there were more posters for the…

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)

So here we are, the end of 2014 and most probably the end of cinema’s romance with the multiple goings on in middle earth. My relationship with Peter Jackson and his thirteen year long imaginings of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional creations can very much be split in to a tale of two trilogies. The director’s Lord…

How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

It’s been four long years since we were introduced to Hiccup, the young Viking boy who bucked the trend of his blood thirsty village and befriended the mysterious Night Fury dragon he named Toothless. Together the pair, and the film, became an instant classic, with How To Train Your Dragon, in my mind, joining 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…

Blue Jasmine (2013)

Blue Jasmine is what you might call a specialist film. I mean this in the sense that fans of Woody Allen will be rejoicing at his latest creation, whilst all others may be generally indifferent to yet another piece of the high anxiety, low octane social commentary that he is so very skilled at producing.…