Richard Jewell (2019)

I like to consider myself someone who is relatively clued up on big historical moments, but I have to admit that the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing was something that completely passed me by. In my defence, I was only 7! Of course, there is nothing like a good biographical drama to fill in some…

American Sniper (2014)

Clint Eastwood’s latest directorial offering, American Sniper, has certainly been the surprise hit of the season both in terms of box office success and awards recognition. Smashing opening weekend records left right and centre and picking up six Academy Award nominations in several major categories, the film that tells the story of the life and…

Jersey Boys (2014)

It has been well documented on this blog over the years that, to quote a previous article, “I am a bastard for a musical”. Whereas some might cringe and recoil at the prospect of characters spontaneously bursting in to song, there is very little in the cinematic and theatrical universe that gives me more pleasure.…