Series Review: Tiger King (2020)

With a trailer featuring big cats, a possible murder plot and a super cheesy, yet surprisingly catchy, Country & Western song, Netflix’s latest docuseries Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness seemed like a bit of a joke but it actually hooked us in and kept us gripped until the very end. If you think the…

Review: Parasite (2019)

One of the worst things about being a film fan in the UK is that we typically get theatrical releases some time after our American cousins. Thanks to my American blogger friends Parasite was on my must watch list long before it started making its landmark waves on the awards circuit. When it was finally…

Review: The Irishman (2019)

It’s fair to say that Netflix dominated this years Oscar nominations with a total of 24 nominations, beating the likes of Disney and Sony. Their biggest contender was Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman with ten nominations including Best Picture and Best Director. Unfortunately for Netflix though, they only walked away win 2 wins, none of which…

Retro Review: The Italian Job (1969)

It’s time for another Retro Review and this time Mark and I took a first look at the iconic British classic, The Italian Job. Director: Peter Collinson Starring: Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill, Raf Vallone Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) has just been released from prison when a big heist job falls in his lap…

Review: Onward (2020)

It’s pretty safe to say that I have a bit of a soft spot for anything Pixar but there was something about Onward that didn’t quite sit right with me. However, if Pixar can deliver the sequel I didn’t want but can’t live without (Toy Story 4) then I have no doubt that they have…

Review: Miss Americana (2020)

Taylor Swift seems to be the music industry’s version of Marmite. For those who love her, she can do wrong. For those who don’t, she can do no wrong. Although I am by no means, a superfan, I do like her music and even her biggest ‘haters’ have to admit that she has carved out…

Hidden Gem: Chloe (2009)

Director: Atom Egoyan Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson Tagline: Desire Can Be Dangerous At first glance, Catherine (Julianne Moore), a gynecologist, and David Stewart (Liam Neeson), a college professor, and their musically talented teenage son (Max Thieriot) are the perfect family; happily married, wealthy and well-respected by their peers. But when David misses…

My Favourite Favourites

Given the vastness that is the world of cinema, there are a few key roles that are beyond iconic and as a result there have been many a debate over which interpretation is the best. So for a bit of fun, I thought I would share with you my favourites of some of these iconic…

Review: The Invisible Man (2020)

Going into this film I thought it was a reimagining of the 2000 film, Hollow Man starring Kevin Bacon and Elisabeth Shue, and whilst I was not completely wrong, I later found out that both are actually completely different adaptations of the 1897 novel by H. G. Wells. Having loved Hollow Man and being rather…

Modern Classic: Snatch (2000)

Welcome everyone to the first instalment in my newest feature, ‘Modern Classics’ which follows the same rules as my ‘Retro Review’ just with a minor change to the timeframes. First up, a quick reminder of the rules Must be a first time viewing Must watch in full Must have a post-1990 release date Director: Guy…

Winter Wrap-Up

While the UK is preparing the battle stations for storm Jorge, having not quite recovered from storms Ciara and Denis, it is hard to believe that March marks the beginning of Spring. So when you’re chasing your recycling bins down the street, try and remember that warmer days are on their way. Anyways, let the…

New Feature: Modern Classics

Following on from the success of my ‘Retro Review‘ feature, I’ve decided to start another new feature that opens up my eyes to those classics that are a little more recent. Once again, I’ve set myself a few little ground rules Must be a first time viewing. Released after 1990 Must watch in full My…

Series Review: After Life (2019)

I think it is a bit of an understatement to say that Ricky Gervais is not everyone’s cup of tea. There’s something about him that is distinctly unlikeable but I think that is because he is not afraid to say what most of us are really thinking. If I am honest, it has taken me…

Series Review: Don’t F**k With Cats (2019)

Cinema does a fantastic job of creatively highlighting all the horrible things that humans are capable of doing to each other but if there is one fundamental truth about the human race, it is that nothing unites us more than its intolerance to those who cause harm to animals. And, let’s be honest, regardless of…

Hidden Gem: Secretary (2002)

As previously promised, my newest feature will look to at celebrating those underrated films and hidden gems that I feel need a little more love and attention. My first ‘Hidden Gem’ is… Director: Steven Shainberg Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader, Jeremy Davies Awards: Golden Globe nominee – Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical As…

Movie Links #34

The last of my Oscar themed link ups looks at the BIG awards, aka Best Picture and Best Animated Feature. Toy Story 4 is Pixar’s tenth, yes TENTH, Best Animated Feature winner which is a remarkable achievement, and with two new films coming out in 2020, chances are they’ll be taking home the award next…

Movie Links #33

The second of my Oscar theme link ups features our Best Actor and Best Actress winners; Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger. Phoenix received his first Oscar win for his take on the iconic villain, Joker, whereas Zellweger received her second Oscar win for her portrayal of musical legend, Judy Garland. Joaquin Phoenix was in Joker…

Movie Links #32

It’s been a while since I’ve done a movie link-up but the Oscars buzz has rubbed off on me and I thought it would be fun to do a few Oscars themed link ups showcasing some of the winners. Let’s start with the winners for the supporting roles, both of whom received their first Oscar…