How To Build A Girl (2019)

After scraping around for what to watch for the last few weeks, it seems as though we’ve reached a stage in this cinema lockdown where the big boys are coming to the quarantine party. My next three reviews look set to be for high profile movies that I was always going to be watching in…

Emma (2020)

In the world of classic authors, it’s fair to say that Jane Austen is a name that has become equally synonymous with cinema as it is with literature. From Pride And Prejudice to Sense And Sensibility to Mansfield Park, Austen’s work has proved to be a fertile ground for movie magic in the past. Published…

Little Women (2019)

When it comes to remakes, reboots and sequels upon sequels in cinema, it would be fair to say that I am definitely on the side of championing more original projects than rehashed ones. However, having said that, I have always thought that despite its numerous outings on both the small and the big screen, Louisa…

Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

If my years of loving cinema have taught me one thing, it is to always be wary of a ‘passion project’. I’m talking about those movies who have a single writer/director/actor attached to them. Sometimes it really works, like Yentl or Annie Hall, and other times it really, really doesn’t; I’m thinking William Shatner’s Groom Lake…

The Good Liar (2019)

When it comes to film genres that always seem to have an appetite inducing effect on general audiences, the book adaptation crime thriller is right up there at the top of the tree. We love a bit of drama, we love a crime or two and we certainly love a twist, and with a mountain…

The King (2019)

Let me be clear. I love the traditional experience of cinema as much as the next movie lover, but when a film is longer than two hours and I am presented with the chance to watch its release at home on Netflix instead, you can be damn sure I’m going to do just that. Having…

After The Wedding (2019)

With the first of what might be four reviews in the next seven days, I think I can safely state that the lazy days of the summer blockbusters are well and truly done for the year! As the superheroes start to subside, what feels like dozens of potentially interesting releases start to hit the screens…

The Goldfinch (2019)

Along with every other avid reader in 2013, I made my way through Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch. The novel received critical acclaim from pretty much every corner of the literary world, winning the esteemed Pulitzer Prize along the way. Being a fan of Tartt’s previous work, I was excited to devour the novel, but in…

Tell It To The Bees (2018)

From Disobedience to Lizzie to The Favourite to Vita & Virginia, it feels like the last year or so has been a better than average time when it comes to complex, interesting stories involving romances between female protagonists. The world of literature is always ripe for a big screen adaptation on this front, and just…

Pet Sematary (2019)

It’s a pretty simple equation really. When someone mentions the words horror literature, you immediately think of Stephen King. The rightly proclaimed ‘king of horror’ has been responsible for some of the very best book to screen adaptations over the years from Carrie to The Shining to It, and he has even crossed genre boundaries…