First Man (2018)

There are few things that capture your imagination as a child quite like the thought of a man landing on the moon. With missions to Mars and even further space exploration just over the horizon, it is strange to think that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on that white circle in the sky…

Top Ten: Films Of 2017

Congratulations, if you’re reading this then you have made it through the absolute maelstrom that has been 2017. Several events this year, both political and social, have really taken the world aback, some for the better and some for much, much worse, and more than ever I have turned to the dark comfort of the…

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Okay, fine, I’ll admit it. For many movie lovers across the world, Ridley Scott’s 1982 science-fiction classic Blade Runner is the greatest film of all time. As it happens, I saw it for the very first time five days ago. For unknown reasons, the film buff staple had passed me by for twenty seven years,…

The 89th Annual Academy Awards: Head vs. Heart

This Sunday marks the annual ceremony in Hollywood where the biggest, most prestigious prizes are given out to celebrate what the assorted members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences deem to be the best selection of films and performances over the past year in cinema. Though I often end up agreeing with…

La La Land (2016)

I’m not going to pretend that I wasn’t destined to adore this film regardless of its execution and reception. From the minute I saw the first trailer for La La Land, I knew I was going to be completely besotted. Any long time reader of this site will know that, for want of a better…

The Nice Guys (2016)

The Nice Guys was one of those rare cinematic experiences for me where I went in to it having absolutely no knowledge of the picture beyond the look of the poster. Not a trailer was seen, not an interview was watched, not a review was read before I sat down to watch it. With only…

The Big Short (2015)

Every now and then a film will come along that attempts to tell me a story that, though I lived through and can remember, have very little grasp or knowledge of what actually happened. Such films usually come in the form of a mega serious drama or a reverential biopic, but this awards season a…