Summerland (2020)

Whilst 2020 will no doubt go down as one of the most unpredictable years in cinema history, something that you can always seem to rely on is at least one or two new Second World War British period drama/comedy/romances to wash down a Sunday evening with. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that these efforts very…

Misbehaviour (2020)

Well, I think it’s safe to say that the world we live in has been turned on its head in recent weeks. With what seems like a full lockdown incoming in the UK, my local cinema has shut its doors for the foreseeable future. That wasn’t before, however, I managed to slip in for one…

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…

A Wrinkle In Time (2018)

Before entering the cinema, the only thing I knew about Disney’s latest live action adventure was that it is an adaptation of a 1962 novel by Madeleine L’Engle, a novel that was famously believed to be unfilmable thanks to its abstract concepts. If the world has taught me one thing, it is that if something…

Miss Sloane (2016)

After what feels like five minutes after watching Jessica Chastain in The Zookeeper’s Wife, here I am returned to the same theatre to see her in another release. Pulling an Amy Adams of her very own (both Nocturnal Animals and Arrival came out in quick succession), I wasn’t too mad about it, as I have recently…

Free State Of Jones (2016)

In cinema’s post-Dallas Buyer’s Club world, it seems as though a single year cannot pass without Matthew McConaughey making a return to the big screen to assure us that, in spite of all that has come before, he has remained on the straight and narrow and not fallen back to the dark side of terrible…