Christopher Robin (2018)

You wait for a Christopher Robin movie, and all of a sudden two come along at once. That’s the famous saying, isn’t it? Last year audiences were treated to Goodbye Christopher Robin, admittedly a film more about A.A. Milne than the son that he made famous, but importantly a film that took an extremely melancholy stance…

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Well, here we are people, the moment has finally come for 26 years worth of nostalgia to flood back in to theatres and for the folks over at Disney to give yet another one of their beloved classics a modern re-imagination. Recent similar efforts have evoked mixed feelings for me, not liking 2015’s Cinderella but very…

T2 Trainspotting (2017)

Of all of the sequels, prequels and remakes that have sprung up in the past six or seven years, a decades later trip back to the not so sun soaked centre of Edinburgh for T2 Trainspotting wasn’t even a prospect that was on my radar. With the original 1996 masterpiece still as fresh and vibrant…

American Pastoral (2016)

By all accounts, the journey to adapt Philip Roth’s 1997 novel American Pastoral to the big screen has been a long and arduous one. With development starting way back in 2003, the rights for the film had been switched from studio to studio without ever really getting off the ground, that is, until Paramount Pictures…

Jane Got A Gun (2016)

For many people, the phrase ‘Hollywood blacklist’ refers to the period during the mid 19th century when many filmmakers and actors with Communist sympathies (and many without) were cast out from the cinematic community and denied work. In more modern times, however, the black list has become the term to describe a set of scripts…

August: Osage County (2013)

August: Osage County is, as the poster states, a film adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play of the same name. Premiered in 2007, the tone and subject matter align the play with the work of the great American writer Arthur Miller. The themes of family disintegration and hidden secrets are…