Cats (2019)

Okay, before we begin, I need to get something off my chest. As stated on this blog many times in the past, I am a true bastard for a musical, but I must admit that Cats is something that I have never been able to get my head around. I’ve seen it on stage and…

Murder On The Orient Express (2017)

I don’t quite know how it has happened, but I have managed to make it to twenty seven years of age without ever having found out the ending of Murder On The Orient Express, one of Agatha Christie’s most celebrated works and one of Hercule Poirot’s most iconic outings. Having successfully (and unwittingly) managed to…

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016)

It’s no secret that Tim Burton and I have been beefin’ for a long, long time. I find it one of the most frustrating occurrences in modern cinema that the man who filled my early years with such innovative wonders as Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Beetlejuice has become so recently creatively bankrupt with…

Mini Reviews #9

Philomena (2013) Director: Stephen Frears Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Anna Maxwell Martin A well crafted and brilliantly paced British drama about the real life search of an Irish pensioner to find the son she was forced to give away in the 1950s. Philomena is both touching and devastating in the all of the right places,…