The Girl In The Spider’s Web (2018)

If there is one thing that has the potential to put me off a film completely, it is the phrase ‘soft reboot’. Attempting to continue or reinvent a story or franchise with significant changes hardly ever goes well, especially when the first property made such an impression. 2011’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, already…

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

It’s hard to believe that the first Mamma Mia! came out ten years ago. For better or for worse, it feels like Meryl Streep in those damn dungarees is an image that has been part of pop culture for much longer than a decade! The unprecedented success of the 2008 big screen adaptation meant that…

Borg vs McEnroe (2017)

It’s not something that I’ve ever been able to talk about on this blog before, but tennis is one of the great loves of my life. Alongside film, music and football, tennis is one of the things that I have been obsessed with since childhood. From the different styles of play to the enigmatic individuals…

Nymphomaniac, Vols. I & II (2013)

Nymphomaniac (or NYMPH( )MANIAC, as it has been styled) is a four hour long erotic drama from writer and director Lars Von Trier that retrospectively details the life of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self professed sex addict. Presumably for the sake of cinema scheduling and the sanity of an audience, the film has followed in…