Ben Is Back (2018)

Have you noticed the close run battle that is currently going on in the younger generation of up and coming leading men in Hollywood? I’m talking, of course, about the similar career trajectories of Timothée Chalamet and Lucas Hedges. The two actors have both tried their hand at coming of age same sex themed stories…

The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)

More than any other period in the cinematic calendar, the few months following the Oscars is absolutely the strangest time when it comes to movie releases. Not only are the theatres more full of foreign language films and unheralded indies than in the summer, autumn or winter, in the UK especially, we are treated to…

Fighting With My Family (2019)

It can sometimes feel like a dirty secret as a near thirty year old, but the truth is that, for a time during my younger years, I was a huge fan of the then WWF. Names like The Rock, Triple H, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Chyna, they all hold a place in my heart, but…

The 91st Annual Academy Awards: Head vs. Heart

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Forget Christmas, I’m here for the pomp and ceremony of the Oscars! I’m not going to lie, it’s been a fairly mixed for me on the nominee front. Some categories are absolutely popping, whilst others feel decidedly dull. No matter what, though, I’ll be there with my…

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

If there is one thing I know about Barry Jenkins, it is that he is a filmmaker with an incredible talent for bringing nuanced, delicate and different portrayals of the black experience to the big and small screen. From the Best Picture Academy Award winning Moonlight to an episode of Netflix’s excellent Dear White People,…

Green Book (2018)

If you were going to come up with a film that spoke to all of the historic preferences of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, then you would most likely end up with something that looks like Green Book. Period setting? Check. Race relations theming? Check. Previous Oscar winners and nominees? Check. Inspired…

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

Growing up watching Gilmore Girls, I never thought for a second that there would come a day when I would venture in to a movie theatre to watch a film for which Melissa McCarthy has a Best Actress Academy Award nomination. Not that this is her first nod, of course. From Best Supporting Actress praise…