Wild Rose (2018)

It feels like only five minutes ago that the world was obsessed with A Star Is Born. I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but feel like Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s lovefest seems to have fallen off a cliff in terms of cultural footprint and longevity. With the exception of Shallow still…

Top Ten: Films Of 2018

Here we are again folks, we made it! Another year passed and another year of films to assess. I managed to see a record high 74 films at the cinema this year, and if I say so myself, 2018 was a bit of a banger in terms of great releases. It’s been harder to whittle…

Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Well, here it is folks. My most anticipated film of the year, and the film that I was most afraid of! If you don’t already know, it’s no secret that Mary Poppins is one of my favourite movies of all time, perhaps even my very favourite. From the moment this sequel was announced, my thoughts…

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

It’s hard to believe that the first Mamma Mia! came out ten years ago. For better or for worse, it feels like Meryl Streep in those damn dungarees is an image that has been part of pop culture for much longer than a decade! The unprecedented success of the 2008 big screen adaptation meant that…

Top Ten: Films Of 2017

Congratulations, if you’re reading this then you have made it through the absolute maelstrom that has been 2017. Several events this year, both political and social, have really taken the world aback, some for the better and some for much, much worse, and more than ever I have turned to the dark comfort of the…

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool (2017)

Of all the things that I love about cinema, Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool possessed two right off the bat. The first is my fondness for any quirky or interesting true story brought to the big screen, and the second is my fondness for film titles with more than three words! With six words…

Paddington 2 (2017)

Back in 2014, Paddington came out of absolutely nowhere to become one of my favourite films of the year, a real family treat that was warm, pitch perfect and genuinely laugh out loud funny. As with any great cinematic success these days, a sequel was inevitable, and three years later we have Paddington 2, a…