The Little Stranger (2018)

For his first film since the 2015 triumph Room, director Lenny Abrahamson has chosen to adapt a Sarah Waters novel, but not the kind of novel you might be imagining. Most strongly known for her popular lesbian themed Victorian narratives like Tipping The Velvet and Fingersmith, Waters departed from her niche in 2009 to give readers…

August: Osage County (2013)

August: Osage County is, as the poster states, a film adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play of the same name. Premiered in 2007, the tone and subject matter align the play with the work of the great American writer Arthur Miller. The themes of family disintegration and hidden secrets are…

All Is Lost (2013)

Showing that he can handle a wide range when it comes to cinematic content, second time director J. C. Chandon moves from the Wall Street offices of 2011’s Margin Call to the wide expanse of the big blue in one man survival drama All Is Lost. The one man in question is Robert Redford, starring as…

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

I’ll begin this review by saying that Mary Poppins is, and always will be, my favourite Disney film of all time, quite possibly my favourite film full stop. For as long as I can remember the poster for the movie has been a fixture on my bedroom wall, and I will challenge anyone to a…

Concussion (2013)

In terms of thematic content, Concussion provides us with the familiar seven year itch dynamic. A financially comfortable, PTA attending, yoga partaking suburban couple with two children in tow appear on the surface to be in a state of perfect marital bliss, whilst underneath bubbles sexual dissatisfaction, mid life crisis and all the other fun stuff…

Diana (2013)

Sixteen years on and it appears that the moral statute of limitations on the life, times and death of Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, is well and truly up. Quite frankly I’m surprised it has taken this long for a major film depicting any aspect of her life to be made, but if the quality…

Lovelace (2013)

All I knew about the eponymous protagonist of this story before sitting down to watch Lovelace was exactly that, her name. The phrases ‘Linda Lovelace’ and ‘Deepthroat‘ were, for me, stored in that part of the brain that holds information that is encountered years before you are old enough to really understand what it is…