Review: If Beale Street Could Talk (2019)

Our latest jaunt to the cinema was for another mystery screening, the selected movie this time was If Beale Street Could Talk, the Oscar nominated film from director Barry Jenkins. I’ll be honest, going in I did not really have any idea what this film was about but I had heard a lot of talk about Regina King’s performance…

Review: Mary Queen of Scots (2019)

Anyone with even a basic knowledge of British Royal history will know the stories of the Tudors. Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I have almost been done to death by cinema and TV alike. What people may not be familiar with is the story of Mary Stewart, Queen of Scots. I myself remember very little…

Review: Glass (2019)

Let me make one thing clear from the beginning, if you are expecting to see a Marvel or DC type of superhero movie, you are going to be very disappointed. This is more of a psychological thriller masquerading as a superhero flick. It’s not about big action sequences, costumes made of spandex and good conquering…

Review: Vice (2019)

Our latest jaunt to the cinema was for a mystery movie screening so we had no idea what was coming when the lights dimmed. If you every have the chance to go to a mystery screening, do it. It’s the perfect chance to broaden your horizons and experience something you may normally overlook. This particular…

Review: Stan & Ollie (2019)

Before I begin my review of the film, I have to confess, and apologise, for a couple of things.  Firstly – I hate slapstick comedy. I understand why some people enjoy it, it’s pure, simple and silly humour, I just find it a little childish. Ironically, I love a good fart joke! To each, their own I suppose. Secondly –…

About Me… The Films Of My Life

We watch movies for many different reasons. It is a chance to escape into another world for a little while. It is time to spend with loved ones. It may be when you are sick or getting over a heartbreak.  Whatever our reasons for watching them, films have the power to impact our lives so subtly that we don’t even realise it until we…

Review: The Favourite (2019)

Happy New Year Everyone! Can you believe we are already a whole week into the new year?!  I seem to have dragged my feet a little this year but I have finally made it to the cinema and the honour of my first film of 2019 goes to Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite. This is my first encounter…

Top Ten – Worst Films of 2018

Newton’s third law of Physics states that “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction” and unfortunately that is the same for movies. While there have been some gems released this year, there has also been a fair share of flops. So without further ado, these are my ten worst films of 2018. Fair warning: some of these…

Top Ten…. Fave Films of 2018

A new year is now upon us and that means a whole host of new films to escape into, but before we step too far into 2019, let’s have a look back at my ten favourite films of 2018. Honorary Mention – The Greatest Showman I first watched this Boxing Day of 2017, but considering I watched it a further two…

Review: Bird Box (2018)

Netflix’s newest production, Bird Box, is helping to establish the streaming service as a film studio to rival the big Hollywood companies, having allegedly racked up 45 million views within its first 7 days (source). Having seen it all over my news feed since its release, I thought I would check it out and see what all the fuss is…