Downsizing (2017)

Growing up in the era of films like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, The Borrowers and The Indian In The Cupboard, there has always been a place in my heart for a ‘tiny person’ narrative. Though the trope doesn’t seem to be as widely used in fantasy and science fiction anymore, it’s for that very…

Suburbicon (2017)

Two new release choices greeted me upon my arrival to the brand spanking new Curzon cinema in my hometown of Oxford this week, both with great promise. After deciding that my early morning good mood wasn’t quite prepared to experience the inevitable horrors of human nature that Michael Haneke’s Happy End had to offer, I…

Top Ten: Films Of 2015

Well, as another year in cinema comes to a close, it’s once again to throw my list making two cents in to the hat and present you with my top ten movies of the year. It really feels as though 2015 has been a mega year for movies, with the return of some much loved…

The Martian (2015)

Just short of a year ago, I was sat in a dark theatre having my mind bended in all sorts of directions by Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. This year, it appears that the sci-fi cinema audiences are swapping Matthew McConaughey for Matt Damon in Ridley Scott’s big screen adaptation of Andy Weir’s 2001 novel The Martian. With…

Top Ten: Oscar Speeches

The biggest night of the film calendar is almost upon us, and rather than burden you all with yet another predictions post, I thought I would honour the Academy Awards by listing my ten favourite acceptance speeches. The question of ‘what would you say’ is one I often ponder whilst in the shower or on…

The Monuments Men (2014)

The Monuments Men is a film that looks, on the surface, to be a winner. The premise is extremely interesting, a cinematic take on the true story of a group of allied men during the Second World War whose task and ambition was to locate, preserve and return millions of pieces of art stolen by…