St. Vincent (2014)

Have you noticed that my recent reviews have all suddenly become much more positive? This is not a coincidence, it is my favourite time of year in which the majority of the year’s best films are unleashed upon the world in hope of picking up a few prizes in the next few months. Whilst the…

Mini Reviews #12

Tammy (2014) Director: Ben Falcone Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney A comedy that promises so much and delivers very little. Tammy seemed as though it would be a personal home run for me, starring a handful of my favourite actresses and having Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids mode at the helm, but the movie…

The Heat (2013)

Before we begin, I’ll be honest and say that I knew I was going to enjoy this film and was prepared to like it against my better judgement. Sandra Bullock, check. Sandra Bullock playing another FBI agent a la Miss Congeniality, check. Melissa McCarthy, check. Melissa McCarthy playing another bawdy, inappropriate sidekick a la Bridesmaids,…