The Truth (2019)

Hello, anybody out there? It’s only been a week since my last post, but I feel like I’ve aged about eight years. With the UK now in full lockdown, any kind of new film experience I am going to have for the foreseeable future is going to have to come via the internet, and coming…

First Reformed (2017)

If you are the kind of person who pays attention to the distributors of films, then you will be well aware that over the past few years the name A24 has come to represent the highest quality of cinema. Titles such as Hereditary, Lady Bird, The Florida Project, Free Fire, Moonlight and 20th Century Women are…

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)

I’ll be honest, the only interest I had in Luc Besson’s latest cinematic offering, Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, was to see if it really was as bad as every single critic I respect was saying. With a staggering budget of $209 million, it is both the most expensive European and most…

Top Ten: Films Of 2014

Well, here we are! Another year gone and another batch of films to wade through and pick out my Top Ten of the last twelve months. It’s been something of a record breaking year for me and the cinema, having seen a total of seventy new releases between January and December. As always, my list…

Mini Reviews #12

Tammy (2014) Director: Ben Falcone Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney A comedy that promises so much and delivers very little. Tammy seemed as though it would be a personal home run for me, starring a handful of my favourite actresses and having Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids mode at the helm, but the movie…