Suburbicon (2017)

Two new release choices greeted me upon my arrival to the brand spanking new Curzon cinema in my hometown of Oxford this week, both with great promise. After deciding that my early morning good mood wasn’t quite prepared to experience the inevitable horrors of human nature that Michael Haneke’s Happy End had to offer, I…

Money Monster (2016)

I won’t deny that 90% of my interest in seeing Money Monster was due to the fact that it is directed by Jodie Foster, one of my all time favourites. Though nothing about the trailers or TV spots particularly sparked my fascination, with the only other cinema options being a combination of super powered mutants…

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

When it comes to the work of the Coen brothers, it would be fair to say that my history with their filmography spans an extremely broad spectrum of opinion. Whilst I regard Fargo and True Grit among my very favourite pictures of all time, I have also been greatly disappointed by┬áthe likes of Inside Llewyn…

The Monuments Men (2014)

The Monuments Men is a film that looks, on the surface, to be a winner. The premise is extremely interesting, a cinematic take on the true story of a group of allied men during the Second World War whose task and ambition was to locate, preserve and return millions of pieces of art stolen by…

The Alphabet Movie Meme Challenge

It is almost impossible for me to get any trips to the cinema in during the festive period, the holidays being taken up not only by Christmas but also by my birthday and New Year celebrations. Therefore I have nothing to review for you this week, but instead decided to complete the ‘Alphabet Movie Meme…

Gravity (2013)

The premise is as simple as you will find in a film that is set to make upwards of half a billion dollars. Two astronauts, lost in space, trying to get home. I was anxious before going in to see Gravity that it was not going to be able to live up to the gargantuan…

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…