Dumplin’ (2018)

If there are two things that are going to make a film an automatic hell yes for me, it is Dolly Parton and drag queens. As it happens, Netflix’s latest original movie release Dumplin’ promised both. Add in the fact that I still enjoy the novelty of being able to watch a brand new release…

On Chesil Beach (2017)

From the lows of The Good Son and The Innocent to the highs of The Cement Garden and Atonement, it would be fair to say that author Ian McEwan has experienced mixed fortunes when it comes to film adaptations of his literary works. Widely regarded as one of the best British writers this side of…

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

You know it’s October/November when you find yourself entering the movie theatre to watch a fourth big screen novel adaptation in a row. This time between the summer blockbusters and awards season is a time full of releases that don’t really fit in to any particular category, and with a mixture of genres encompassed in…

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…

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…

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)

Well, here we are again. In the absence of Harry Potter and Twilight, it seems the one thing that gets fans of the young adult genre quivering with excitement each year is the latest instalment of Suzanne Collins’ monumentally successful Hunger Games series. Not quite ready to put the franchise to bed in 2014, the…