Top Ten: Films Of 2018

Here we are again folks, we made it! Another year passed and another year of films to assess. I managed to see a record high 74 films at the cinema this year, and if I say so myself, 2018 was a bit of a banger in terms of great releases. It’s been harder to whittle…

Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Well, here it is folks. My most anticipated film of the year, and the film that I was most afraid of! If you don’t already know, it’s no secret that Mary Poppins is one of my favourite movies of all time, perhaps even my very favourite. From the moment this sequel was announced, my thoughts…

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

It’s hard to believe that the first Mamma Mia! came out ten years ago. For better or for worse, it feels like Meryl Streep in those damn dungarees is an image that has been part of pop culture for much longer than a decade! The unprecedented success of the 2008 big screen adaptation meant that…

The Post (2017)

If you were to ask somebody to put together a team that epitomised the magic and might of modern Hollywood, the chances are that the names Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks would rank high among the nominees. One of the world’s greatest actresses, one of the world’s most beloved actors and one of…

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

Florence Foster Jenkins is exactly the kind of film that one expects to see in April/May, that awkward time in the cinematic calendar where the majority of movie goers are waiting for the unstoppable train of Summer blockbuster begin to hit the screen. It is a time usually reserved for middling kid’s animations and dramas/biopics…

Suffragette (2015)

Hooray! We are finally here! We have survived the mind numbing action blockbusters of the summer and have begun the journey in to the hallowed movie months known as awards season. Though most of the real heavy hitters won’t be coming out until nearer 2016 and beyond, the first sightings of films with ambitions of…

Into The Woods (2014)

For a lover of musicals like myself, it was always a bit of an annoyance that the Stephen Sondheim classic Into The Woods had never been given the full big screen treatment. Up to this point, a made for television 1991 broadcast of the majority of the stage show’s original cast was the best the…