Free State Of Jones (2016)

In cinema’s post-Dallas Buyer’s Club world, it seems as though a single year cannot pass without Matthew McConaughey making a return to the big screen to assure us that, in spite of all that has come before, he has remained on the straight and narrow and not fallen back to the dark side of terrible…

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…

Magic Mike XXL (2015)

Well, here we are again. Back in 2012 I was very pleasantly surprised to discover that Magic Mike, what I thought would be a complete waste of time picture solely focused on raising box office dollars by appealing to thirsty women, was in fact a rather funny, at times touching and even a little seedy…

Top Ten: Films Of 2014

Well, here we are! Another year gone and another batch of films to wade through and pick out my Top Ten of the last twelve months. It’s been something of a record breaking year for me and the cinema, having seen a total of seventy new releases between January and December. As always, my list…

Interstellar (2014)

It has been two years since Christopher Nolan’s last directorial effort The Dark Knight Rises blew up the scene and brought in more than one billion dollars at the box office. Since then he has lent his producing and writing hands to 2013’s Man Of Steel and this year’s Transcendence, both of which were not…

Mini Reviews #10

Pariah (2011) Director: Dee Rees Starring: Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Pernell Walker A gritty and intense drama about the sexual coming of age of a black teenage girl in New York City. A brilliant central performance from Adepero Oduye as a young lesbian who struggles to keep her secret from her overbearing family whilst at…

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Dallas Buyers Club marks the pinnacle of Matthew McConaughey’s extraordinary return from the wilderness of slick haired, white smiled romantic comedies to the world of engaging, affecting, mesmerising drama. A string of impressive performances starting with 2012’s Mud and including Killer Joe, Magic Mike and The Paperboy have rejuvenated McConaughey and turned one of film’s biggest…