Ben Is Back (2018)

Have you noticed the close run battle that is currently going on in the younger generation of up and coming leading men in Hollywood? I’m talking, of course, about the similar career trajectories of Timothée Chalamet and Lucas Hedges. The two actors have both tried their hand at coming of age same sex themed stories…

Beautiful Boy (2018)

Welcome to part two of the ‘Steve Carell is a serious actor’ double header in 2019. Only a few weeks ago I was slightly bamboozled and perplexed by Welcome To Marwen, the warm up to what I anticipated would be something much more in my personal wheelhouse, Beautiful Boy. Two very different movies with two…

Lady Bird (2017)

Being much closer to thirty now than any of my precious teen years, the world of ‘coming of age’ cinema is something that I tend to only want to revisit with the promise of some really high quality content. In the case of Lady Bird, attached names like Greta Gerwig, Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalfe were…

Call Me By Your Name (2017)

When it comes to LGBT focused feature films, anybody invested in the genre will know that, in terms of quality, the phrase ‘slim pickings’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Sure, Moonlight grabbed Best Picture at the start of the year and the likes of Carol and Blue Is The Warmest Colour have made mainstream impacts in the…