Boy Erased (2018)

You know how the world of cinema tends to offer up conveniently timed little series of films that, although not directly related, seem to share a sensibility and companionship in terms of theme and subject matter? Well, the tail end of 2018 going in to 2019 offered once such series up in the shape of…

Destroyer (2018)

In the midst of Oscar season, it is easy to forget that there are more films to catch than just the ten or so big hitters that are deemed ‘unmissable’ by the Academy. Though I’ll obviously get through all of the nominees before the big night, it’s also nice to walk in to something that…

The Beguiled (2017)

I will be the first to admit that I’m the kind of cinephile who is very much guided by star power. I’m much more likely to want to see a film that has a performer I like in it over any other leading factor, but there are a handful of directors whose projects will always…

Paddington (2014)

My initial response to the prospect of a reimagining of the much loved Peruvian favourite Paddington Bear was one of great apprehension. The film industry, over the years, has taken great pleasure in ruining the childhoods of so many by producing below par, off message episodes of beloved fictional characters that individuals and sometimes entire…

Before I Go To Sleep (2014)

The last time I went to the cinema to watch Nicole Kidman was back in May for the sleep inducing, not even memorable enough to be a classed as a car crash, Grace Of Monaco. Still a fan of the Oscar winning Australian though through the strength of works such as The Hours and, perhaps…

Grace Of Monaco (2014)

Long time readers of Oh! That Film Blog will remember the fateful day last September when I, for the love of film criticism, forced myself to endure the cinematic car crash that was 2013’s poorly judged and even more poorly received Diana. Nightmares of the utterly cringeworthy event are still had to this day, and…

The Paperboy (2012)

Where do I start? Perhaps I should begin by confessing that I love a bit of sleaze, think The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Blue Velvet or Tarantino at his exploitative best in Jackie Brown. The trailer for The Paperboy, the story of a group of journalists and their involvement in a death row appeal case,…