Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016)

It’s no secret that Tim Burton and I have been beefin’ for a long, long time. I find it one of the most frustrating occurrences in modern cinema that the man who filled my early years with such innovative wonders as Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Beetlejuice has become so recently creatively bankrupt with…

Top Ten: Films Of 2015

Well, as another year in cinema comes to a close, it’s once again to throw my list making two cents in to the hat and present you with my top ten movies of the year. It really feels as though 2015 has been a mega year for movies, with the return of some much loved…

White Bird In A Blizzard (2014)

So here we are again, the middle of March and entering in to that strange quiet cinematic period between awards season and Summer blockbuster season. Though sifting through the eccentric foreign affairs, below par British offerings and mish mash of delayed 2014 American releases in the UK can sometimes be an unrewarding task, it would be…

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

When Sin City came out in 2005, the big screen adaptation of Frank Miller’s comic strip received pretty much universal praise. The film was lauded for its impressive and unique visual style, coming as close to the look of a real comic book as any film ever had, but the picture’s revolutionary aesthetic was also…

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

It was against my better judgement way back in 2006 that I thoroughly, and unexpectedly, enjoyed Zack Snyder’s 300, a gloriously ludicrous visual feast show casing both sides of the skin spectrum, with oiled, muscular bodies aplenty juxtaposing an ever increasing pile of ruined bodies and severed limbs. The film as a whole was unremarkable…

Mini Reviews #2

What I have watched over the last seven days: The Ides Of March (2011) Director: George Clooney Starring: George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman A riveting and intriguing depiction of the internal politics that surround a presidential campaign. Similar in tone to The West Wing or The Newsroom, George Clooney and Ryan Gosling give…