Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (2019)

When Maleficent came out in 2014, it had the benefit of being one of the earlier of these new era Disney projects focused on either remaking or retelling old beloved properties. Whilst I didn’t really think much of the film as a whole, I enjoyed the different, comparatively darker approach to the Sleeping Beauty tale,…

Downton Abbey (2019)

From the moment Downton Abbey come to a conclusion on the small screen back in 2015, talk of a big screen outing began almost immediately. Perhaps taking a little longer than they might have expected, fans were made to wait four years to finally be able catch up with the Crawley family and their various…

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)

Shhh, quiet, can you hear that? That’s the sound of the Harry Potter cinematic army roaring back in to the theatres en mass ¬†for the first time in five years! It’s been a long wait, and though this new adventure in the wizarding world does not in any way involve a certain young boy with…

Top Ten: Films Of 2014

Well, here we are! Another year gone and another batch of films to wade through and pick out my Top Ten of the last twelve months. It’s been something of a record breaking year for me and the cinema, having seen a total of seventy new releases between January and December. As always, my list…

Paddington (2014)

My initial response to the prospect of a reimagining of the much loved Peruvian favourite Paddington Bear was one of great apprehension. The film industry, over the years, has taken great pleasure in ruining the childhoods of so many by producing below par, off message episodes of beloved fictional characters that individuals and sometimes entire…

Pride (2014)

As a Brit who was born in the late eighties, my early childhood was surrounded¬†by the tail end and aftermath of the Margaret Thatcher administration, a period in modern British history that could be argued to have been the most divisive in the last fifty years. Perhaps the most defining aspect of the Thatcher years…

Maleficent (2014)

My first contact with Maleficent came in the form of the trailer, which I have to say was one of the most exciting and intriguing trailers I have seen for a long time. The sinister atmosphere that was conveyed combined with the new melancholy take on Once Upon A Dream by Lana Del Rey gave…