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,…

Wonder Wheel (2017)

I know, I know. Given the current climate in Hollywood and across the film industry in general over the past year, the decision to watch a Woody Allen film in 2018 feels like the furthest thing from a good idea. Welcome to the post Oscars cinematic calendar landscape, a strange and confusing time of the…

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…

Magic Magic (2013)

Every now and then a film will come along that I choose to see based purely on a particular cast member. Having recently seen and enjoyed Juno Temple’s performance in Afternoon Delight, I took the plunge and decided to give Magic Magic a go. The film, a Chiliean-American production written and directed by Sebastian Silva,…

Afternoon Delight (2013)

From writer/director Jill Soloway, Afternoon Delight is a comedy drama starring Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple and Josh Radnor about a married stay at home mother who becomes dissatisfied with her mundane life and, without much thought and in an attempt to regain some social purpose, takes on a young stripper as a nanny with aspirations…

Mini Reviews #2

What I have watched over the last seven days: The Ides Of March (2011) Director: George Clooney Starring: George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman A riveting and intriguing depiction of the internal politics that surround a presidential campaign. Similar in tone to The West Wing or The Newsroom, George Clooney and Ryan Gosling give…