Top Ten: Films Of 2018

Here we are again folks, we made it! Another year passed and another year of films to assess. I managed to see a record high 74 films at the cinema this year, and if I say so myself, 2018 was a bit of a banger in terms of great releases. It’s been harder to whittle…

The Shape Of Water (2017)

With just twelve short days until the pinnacle of the cinematic calendar, the 90th Academy Awards, all of this year’s most celebrated motion pictures are coming thick and fast though the screens of British movie theatres. With a remarkable thirteen Oscar nominations to its name, Guillermo Del Toro’s latest offering, The Shape Of Water, arrived…

Paddington 2 (2017)

Back in 2014, Paddington came out of absolutely nowhere to become one of my favourite films of the year, a real family treat that was warm, pitch perfect and genuinely laugh out loud funny. As with any great cinematic success these days, a sequel was inevitable, and three years later we have Paddington 2, a…

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…

Godzilla (2014)

A little late to the party as usual, but today was the day I finally caught up with Godzilla, Gareth Edwards’ leap in to the big time after garnering widespread acclaim for his small budget science fiction picture Monsters in 2010. Something many critics praised Edwards for in this first feature was his conviction for…

Blue Jasmine (2013)

Blue Jasmine is what you might call a specialist film. I mean this in the sense that fans of Woody Allen will be rejoicing at his latest creation, whilst all others may be generally indifferent to yet another piece of the high anxiety, low octane social commentary that he is so very skilled at producing.…