Top Ten: Films Of 2018

Here we are again folks, we made it! Another year passed and another year of films to assess. I managed to see a record high 74 films at the cinema this year, and if I say so myself, 2018 was a bit of a banger in terms of great releases. It’s been harder to whittle…

Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Well, here it is folks. My most anticipated film of the year, and the film that I was most afraid of! If you don’t already know, it’s no secret that Mary Poppins is one of my favourite movies of all time, perhaps even my very favourite. From the moment this sequel was announced, my thoughts…

A Quiet Place (2018)

Even if it doesn’t happen to be your favourite genre, there is nothing quite like going to the cinema with a friend to see a horror movie. More than any other kind of film, a monster flick lends itself to a group environment, with the more reactionary the crowd, the more enhanced the experience. Ironically,…

The Girl On The Train (2016)

In the Spring of 2015, I was one of the millions of book readers who bought in to the growing hype and picked up a copy of Paula Hawkins’ latest novel The Girl On The Train. Labelled as the next Gone Girl, another book that I had read and thoroughly enjoyed, the novel was destined…

Mini Reviews #14

Mommie Dearest (1981) Director: Frank Perry Starring: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Mara Hobel A camp, cult and crazy classic of epic proportions. Faye Dunaway devours each piece of scenery for sport in this depiction of the well documented and temultuous relationship between Hollywood legend Joan Crawford and her adopted daughter Christina. Spawning an eternity of…

Into The Woods (2014)

For a lover of musicals like myself, it was always a bit of an annoyance that the Stephen Sondheim classic Into The Woods had never been given the full big screen treatment. Up to this point, a made for television 1991 broadcast of the majority of the stage show’s original cast was the best the…

Edge Of Tomorrow (2014)

In the days leading up to my visit to the cinema to see Edge of Tomorrow, there was one phrase that kept appearing everywhere I looked, “Groundhog Day meets Aliens“. Being a big fan of both of those films, the prospect of a star studded, big budget mash up seemed very appealing. In what is…