Midsommar (2019)

It was almost exactly a year ago that I, along with millions of other film lovers, came out of the cinema absolutely shooketh by Ari Aster’s Hereditary. Not only a top class horror film, but also a top class directorial feature debut. As soon as the dust settled post Hereditary, everyone turned their attentions to…

The Little Stranger (2018)

For his first film since the 2015 triumph Room, director Lenny Abrahamson has chosen to adapt a Sarah Waters novel, but not the kind of novel you might be imagining. Most strongly known for her popular lesbian themed Victorian narratives like Tipping The Velvet and Fingersmith, Waters departed from her niche in 2009 to give readers…

Detroit (2017)

As a lover of history but also someone who was educated at the mercy of a British school curriculum, oddly my only real knowledge or experience of the 1967 Detroit riot came in the form of a fictionalised account of events in Jeffrey Eugenides’ 2002 Pulitzer Prize winning novel Middlesex. With that account story being…

The Revenant (2015)

Along with all of the usual tropes that accompany awards season, a new, endlessly fun campaign has arisen in the last few years, the dedicated campaign from fans to see Leonardo DiCaprio finally be given the Oscar that they believe he has deserved and been overlooked for multiple times. This year, Leo’s shot at Academy…

The Maze Runner (2014)

It seems as though Hollywood can’t go more than a few months these days without bringing out yet another young adult dystopian tale adapted from a best selling novel that I have never heard of. Having already seen and enjoyed Divergent this year, it was now the turn of The Maze Runner, the film version…