Sorry To Bother You (2018)

Welcome to mid December, otherwise known as the ‘biding time before I potentially lose my mind over Mary Poppins Returns‘ period of my life. However, with recent releases like Disobedience, Suspiria, even going as far back as Widows, it is nice to see that there are still options during the holiday season for those who…

Rough Night (2017)

For somebody who is usually so snobbish about films, I must admit that I harbour a soft spot for the female centric, vulgar, gross out comedies that have been enjoying something of an Indian summer ever since the runaway success of Bridesmaids back in 2011. Though there are some truly great examples of the genre,…

The Edge Of Seventeen (2016)

The coming-of-age story has always been a genre of film for which I have a massive soft spot. Perhaps I enjoy the melodramatic themes and tensions that always seem to go along with bildungsroman, perhaps I am trying to escape from my adulthood, or perhaps it lies in the simple fact that every single one…

The Nice Guys (2016)

The Nice Guys was one of those rare cinematic experiences for me where I went in to it having absolutely no knowledge of the picture beyond the look of the poster. Not a trailer was seen, not an interview was watched, not a review was read before I sat down to watch it. With only…

Sisters (2015)

It’s been quite a while since I saw a female buddy movie that actually delivered in terms of real humour and enjoyable plot. In fact, I would perhaps go as far back as The Heat for a picture in the genre that truly left me satisfied and wanting more. Sisters, though, on the outset, looked…

Addicted To Fresno (2015)

Having absolutely no desire to watch yet another big screen adaptation of a Shakespeare classic, even if it does star some of my favourite actors and actresses of the time (Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard), the only choice that intrigued me enough to want to leave the house on a rainy Friday was the Karey…

The Heat (2013)

Before we begin, I’ll be honest and say that I knew I was going to enjoy this film and was prepared to like it against my better judgement. Sandra Bullock, check. Sandra Bullock playing another FBI agent a la Miss Congeniality, check. Melissa McCarthy, check. Melissa McCarthy playing another bawdy, inappropriate sidekick a la Bridesmaids,…