Solo (2018)

I can’t say that I am suffering from Disney induced Star Wars fatigue just yet, but I will admit that Solo, the latest in the ‘A Star Wars Story‘ spin-off series of films, was the first of the new batch that I wasn’t fully on the hype train for. Whilst I wasn’t particularly excited to…

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

From the second that the trailer for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri dropped some nine long months ago, it had been a film that was right at the top of my most anticipated list. From the cast to the premise to the off kilter sensibility, I was absolutely certain that Three Billboards was going to…

The Edge Of Seventeen (2016)

The coming-of-age story has always been a genre of film for which I have a massive soft spot. Perhaps I enjoy the melodramatic themes and tensions that always seem to go along with bildungsroman, perhaps I am trying to escape from my adulthood, or perhaps it lies in the simple fact that every single one…

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

Well, here we are. Four films and four years later, film lovers across the world are finally ready to say goodbye to the Hunger Games franchise. My relationship with the series has always been very much one of a feeling of looking in from the outside. Whereas I was deeply invested in each Harry Potter…

Mini Reviews #14

Mommie Dearest (1981) Director: Frank Perry Starring: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Mara Hobel A camp, cult and crazy classic of epic proportions. Faye Dunaway devours each piece of scenery for sport in this depiction of the well documented and temultuous relationship between Hollywood legend Joan Crawford and her adopted daughter Christina. Spawning an eternity of…

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)

Well, here we are again. In the absence of Harry Potter and Twilight, it seems the one thing that gets fans of the young adult genre quivering with excitement each year is the latest instalment of Suzanne Collins’ monumentally successful Hunger Games series. Not quite ready to put the franchise to bed in 2014, the…

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

I knew absolutely nothing about Out Of The Furnace before choosing it as my next cinematic adventure. What compelled me to take a chance on the film whose trailer I had not even seen was the impressive looking cast list, Christian Bale having recently entertained me in American Hustle and others such as Forest Whitaker…