The Kitchen (2019)

From The Godfather to Scarface to Goodfellas to Casino, it’s fair to say that the gangster/mafia genre has produced not only some of my all time favourite films, but some of the all time best films across the history of cinema. In the same breath, however, it is also undeniably a genre that has underserved…

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

Growing up watching Gilmore Girls, I never thought for a second that there would come a day when I would venture in to a movie theatre to watch a film for which Melissa McCarthy has a Best Actress Academy Award nomination. Not that this is her first nod, of course. From Best Supporting Actress praise…

Top Ten: Films Of 2016

If you are reading this, then I’d like to congratulate you on making it through the absolute blood bath that has been 2016. This year will always be remembered as one in which we said goodbye to a plethora of stars like David Bowie, George Michael and Prince, and a particularly shocking and unwanted surprise…

Ghostbusters (2016)

From the second the news broke that director Paul Feig was to reboot the iconic Ghostbusters franchise with an all female spectre fighting cast, it would be fair to say that the cinematic universe was split in to two divided camps, a camp of people who despaired over what they thought was an unnecessary move…

The Boss (2016)

It’s funny to think that the woman who I grew up knowing as the sweet, sugary Sookie St. James in The Gilmore Girls has somehow become one of the most sought after, bankable stars in Hollywood over the past few years. By today’s industry standards, Melissa McCarthy is pretty much the antithesis of what a…

Spy (2015)

The cinematic partnership of Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy is one that has brought me feelings of immense enjoyment over the years. Both Bridesmaids and The Heat are, in my opinion, two of the funniest female-centric comedies of the last half a decade, and it is under Feig’s writing and direction that I feel McCarthy is…

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…