A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (2019)

When it comes to absorbing the culture of another country’s entertainment history, it’s fair to say that the United States has a reach across the entire world. There are many iconic American shows and figures that I hold dear to my own and who had an impact on me growing up on the other side…

Toy Story 4 (2019)

If this blog had existed in 2010, you would have no doubt come along to read how I thought Toy Story 3 was the perfect end to a pretty much perfect trilogy of Pixar movies that felt like they were specifically made with my generation in mind. Six years old with the first, ten years…

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…

Inferno (2016)

I am not ashamed to say that I was one of millions who fell in to a Dan Brown shaped hole for a portion of the early 2000s. Both The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons proved to be more than satisfactory company whilst laying on beaches and lounging by swimming pools over summer…

Bridge Of Spies (2015)

I have a confession to make, I believe I am the only film blogger in the world who did not run to the theatre to see Spectre. With the James Bond franchise being an ever present yet relatively underwhelming presence in my life, I decided I would instead get my fix of Winter spy cinema…

Top Ten: Oscar Speeches

The biggest night of the film calendar is almost upon us, and rather than burden you all with yet another predictions post, I thought I would honour the Academy Awards by listing my ten favourite acceptance speeches. The question of ‘what would you say’ is one I often ponder whilst in the shower or on…

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

I’ll begin this review by saying that Mary Poppins is, and always will be, my favourite Disney film of all time, quite possibly my favourite film full stop. For as long as I can remember the poster for the movie has been a fixture on my bedroom wall, and I will challenge anyone to a…

Mini Reviews #2

What I have watched over the last seven days: The Ides Of March (2011) Director: George Clooney Starring: George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman A riveting and intriguing depiction of the internal politics that surround a presidential campaign. Similar in tone to The West Wing or The Newsroom, George Clooney and Ryan Gosling give…

Captain Phillips (2013)

Days are shortening, nights are lengthening, the trees are bare and the slight hint of a Christmas advert is threatening our television screens. In a cinematic context this can only mean one thing, awards season is almost upon us. It is that strange time of the year when certain films are released that carry with…