The Goldfinch (2019)

Along with every other avid reader in 2013, I made my way through Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch. The novel received critical acclaim from pretty much every corner of the literary world, winning the esteemed Pulitzer Prize along the way. Being a fan of Tartt’s previous work, I was excited to devour the novel, but in…

Ocean’s 8 (2018)

Sandra Bullock. Cate Blanchett. Sarah Paulson. Helena Bonham Carter. Any one of those four names is usually enough to get me in the to cinema. Now, those four together? With a whole further host of amazing actresses to boot? Promising to bring some of the high jinks heist fun of the 2000s Ocean’s trilogy but with…

The Post (2017)

If you were to ask somebody to put together a team that epitomised the magic and might of modern Hollywood, the chances are that the names Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks would rank high among the nominees. One of the world’s greatest actresses, one of the world’s most beloved actors and one of…

Carol (2015)

It feels like almost yesterday that Cate Blanchett picked up her second Academy Award for Blue Jasmine back in early 2014, but in fact it has been nearly two years filled with mixed success, in my opinion. Though I had some affection for The Monument’s Men, arguably the biggest picture for her in these two…

12 Years A Slave (2013)

It feels as though the theme of slavery has been an unusually present one in my cinematic viewings over the last two years or so. There was Lincoln, a film entirely about slavery that, surprisingly, showed incredibly little of it, with Steven Spielberg focusing instead on the politics of the time. Then came Quentin Tarantino’s…