Boy Erased (2018)

You know how the world of cinema tends to offer up conveniently timed little series of films that, although not directly related, seem to share a sensibility and companionship in terms of theme and subject matter? Well, the tail end of 2018 going in to 2019 offered once such series up in the shape of…

It Comes At Night (2017)

Something I have found in my years watching and loving cinema is that the modern horror genre is particularly guilty of producing fantastic trailers that are followed by underwhelming films. However, when it came to the trailer for It Comes At Night, there was something about the pace and premise of the story that felt…

Loving (2016)

Welcome to February, or as I like to call it, scampering around trying to see all of the Oscar nominated movies before the ceremony-ary. Next on the list comes Loving, a Jeff Nichols film that, to be honest, didn’t grab me as one to watch during its publicity run, but nevertheless one that I dutifully…

Jane Got A Gun (2016)

For many people, the phrase ‘Hollywood blacklist’ refers to the period during the mid 19th century when many filmmakers and actors with Communist sympathies (and many without) were cast out from the cinematic community and denied work. In more modern times, however, the black list has become the term to describe a set of scripts…

Black Mass (2015)

With four films I have been excited to see coming out in the space of a week or so, Oh! That Film Blog headquarters has been a hive of cinematic anticipation over the past few days. The first of these films is the Scott Cooper directed Black Mass, a picture I hoped would fill me with…

The Great Gatsby (2013)

The Great Gatsby was a film that I wanted to like more than I eventually did. Being a massive fan of the novel but a less than massive fan of Baz Luhrmann, I decided to disregard my directorial reservations and go in with as neutral a mind as I could. Sadly this attempted neutrality lasted…