Mother! (2017)

Of all the directors I can think of off the top of my head, Darren Aronofsky is without a doubt the one with whom I have the most mixed relationship. Whilst 2010’s Black Swan remains one of my favourite films from the last decade, my hate for 2014’s Noah has grown and grown since this overly…

Passengers (2016)

With the critical success of Arrival still ringing in most cinema lover’s ears, it almost feels like not enough time has passed until we are all here again, donning our sci-fi hats for another big release. Up to this point, Passengers has spent many years on the blacklist, a list of scripts that show huge promise but…

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

Well, here we are. Four films and four years later, film lovers across the world are finally ready to say goodbye to the Hunger Games franchise. My relationship with the series has always been very much one of a feeling of looking in from the outside. Whereas I was deeply invested in each Harry Potter…

Insurgent (2015)

It seems as though all I have been doing for the past few weeks is watching films starring Shailene Woodley. I was forced by a friend to sit through a second viewing of The Fault In Our Stars (a film that I really did not like), and subsequently caught her starring role in White Bird…

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)

Well, here we are again. In the absence of Harry Potter and Twilight, it seems the one thing that gets fans of the young adult genre quivering with excitement each year is the latest instalment of Suzanne Collins’ monumentally successful Hunger Games series. Not quite ready to put the franchise to bed in 2014, the…

American Hustle (2013)

Happy New Year everybody! A new year means a whole new bunch of films to get through, the first of which for me was David O. Russell’s latest release American Hustle. Boasting a strong cast of Academy Award winners and nominees, the film provides a quirky and semi-fact based take on the real life ABSCAM…

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Oh look, it’s another review of that new film everybody has been talking about. You know the one, with the kids and the killing and stuff. No, silly, not Battle Royale, it’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Just over a year has passed since we witnessed Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark defy all the odds and…