How To Build A Girl (2019)

After scraping around for what to watch for the last few weeks, it seems as though we’ve reached a stage in this cinema lockdown where the big boys are coming to the quarantine party. My next three reviews look set to be for high profile movies that I was always going to be watching in…

The Death Of Stalin (2017)

As autumnal, seasonal visits to the cinema go, an irreverent dark comedy about the death of former Russian dictator Joseph Stalin isn’t necessarily the sort of thing that I had in mind for these days where the weather is getting colder and the nights are drawing in. However, one name attached to the picture told…

Mini Reviews #14

Mommie Dearest (1981) Director: Frank Perry Starring: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Mara Hobel A camp, cult and crazy classic of epic proportions. Faye Dunaway devours each piece of scenery for sport in this depiction of the well documented and temultuous relationship between Hollywood legend Joan Crawford and her adopted daughter Christina. Spawning an eternity of…

Pride (2014)

As a Brit who was born in the late eighties, my early childhood was surrounded by the tail end and aftermath of the Margaret Thatcher administration, a period in modern British history that could be argued to have been the most divisive in the last fifty years. Perhaps the most defining aspect of the Thatcher years…

Mini Reviews #5

What I have been watching over the last seven days: In America (2002) Director: Jim Sheridan Starring: Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine, Sarah Bolger An incredibly emotional tale of an Irish immigrant family who relocate to New York in the 1980s to begin a new life. Though narrated by one of the family’s young daughters, the…