The Devil All The Time (2020)

From The Lovebirds to Da 5 Bloods to Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga to The Old Guard to I’m Thinking Of Ending Things, it’s fair to say that Netflix has really kept us film lovers fed during the great cinematic shutdown of 2020. There have been ups and downs, with some offerings…

I’m Thinking Of Ending Things (2020)

This past couple of weeks seem to have been an exercise in watching films by creators with whom I have very mixed relationships. Christopher Nolan was the first, and Charlie Kaufman is the second. Having on one hand very much enjoyed the likes of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and Anomalisa in the past,…

The Old Guard (2020)

From Atomic Blonde to Mad Max: Fury Road, one of my very favourite cinematic tropes in recent years has been Charlize Theron kicking the absolute shit out of people. She seems to be one of the few actresses of her generation who has been able to jump from action to drama and back again (with…

Da 5 Bloods (2020)

I’ll be the first to admit that as someone who considers themselves a true film lover, I don’t pay near enough attention to directors compared to actors. I can probably count on both hands the number of directors that signal an automatic watch for me, whereas my personal list of must watch performers is vast.…

Top Ten: Films Of 2019

Well, here we are. Not just the end of a year in film, but also the end of a decade! Having started the blog in late 2012, it feels like the best part of the 2010s marked my transition from casual fan to full blown cinephile. In 2019 I racked up 85 visits to the…

The Irishman (2019)

Question, how often are you inspired to see a new film simply because of the name of the director attached to it? It’s fair to say that the majority of us rarely are, simply because star power tends to be something infant of the camera rather than behind it. That is, of course, unless the…

Marriage Story (2019)

Did you know that it has been 22 years since a film picked up both Best Actor and Best Actress at the Academy Awards? Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt enjoyed a double win back in 1997 for As Good As It Gets, and in the 90-plus year history of the awards ,there have only been…

The King (2019)

Let me be clear. I love the traditional experience of cinema as much as the next movie lover, but when a film is longer than two hours and I am presented with the chance to watch its release at home on Netflix instead, you can be damn sure I’m going to do just that. Having…

Otherhood (2019)

With some serious slim pickings at the cinema on this random weekend in August, I decided to take the opportunity to stay at home and have a look at one of the ever more frequent Netflix feature releases. Of course, Netflix being the home invading, multi million eyes platform that is favoured by many in 2019,…

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile (2019)

For as long as I can remember, I have been morbidly obsessed with serial killers. The thing about being a true crime fanatic is that the worse the crimes are, the more you are drawn to their details, and in the world of serial killings it doesn’t get much worse than Ted Bundy. The notorious…