The Favourite (2018)

Happy New Year everybody! Christmas may have disappeared over the horizon, but for me personally, right now is the most wonderful time of the year. January ticks over and we enter full blown awards season! There are more films I’m excited to see in the next eight weeks than in the whole of the summer,…

Top Ten: Films Of 2017

Congratulations, if you’re reading this then you have made it through the absolute maelstrom that has been 2017. Several events this year, both political and social, have really taken the world aback, some for the better and some for much, much worse, and more than ever I have turned to the dark comfort of the…

Battle Of The Sexes (2017)

I don’t have many real idols in my life, but there is absolutely no doubt that Billie Jean King is one of them. A legend of tennis and a legend of activism, the story of Billie Jean King’s life both on and off the court could easily make for a seven or eight part HBO…

The 89th Annual Academy Awards: Head vs. Heart

This Sunday marks the annual ceremony in Hollywood where the biggest, most prestigious prizes are given out to celebrate what the assorted members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences deem to be the best selection of films and performances over the past year in cinema. Though I often end up agreeing with…

La La Land (2016)

I’m not going to pretend that I wasn’t destined to adore this film regardless of its execution and reception. From the minute I saw the first trailer for La La Land, I knew I was going to be completely besotted. Any long time reader of this site will know that, for want of a better…

Birdman (2014)

For the past few weeks all any serious film fan has heard about is Birdman. Birdman this, Birdman that, Birdman everything. Liking to remain as spoiler free as I possibly can before seeing a film, the only knowledge I had of the much talked about picture was in the various and extremely confusing trailers and…

Gangster Squad (2013)

Every now and then I’ll go to the cinema only to find that the film I wanted to see is sold out. The unwanted decision then has to be made about which film to see instead, and it almost always ends in a huge disappointment. In 2010 I had the misfortune of missing out on…