The 91st Annual Academy Awards: Head vs. Heart

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Forget Christmas, I’m here for the pomp and ceremony of the Oscars! I’m not going to lie, it’s been a fairly mixed for me on the nominee front. Some categories are absolutely popping, whilst others feel decidedly dull. No matter what, though, I’ll be there with my…

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…

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…

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

I knew absolutely nothing about Out Of The Furnace before choosing it as my next cinematic adventure. What compelled me to take a chance on the film whose trailer I had not even seen was the impressive looking cast list, Christian Bale having recently entertained me in American Hustle and others such as Forest Whitaker…

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…