Review: 1917 (2020)

Inspired by stories told to him by his grandfather, Alfred, director Sam Mendes’ latest film is a war epic that takes a simple story and turns it into something spectacular. Thinking that the Germans are retreating, the 2nd battalion of the British Army plan a dawn attack that they believe will finish the Germans off,…

Review: The Gentlemen (2020)

With great financial success (less so, critically) in a more family-friendly market over the last few years, with the likes of Aladdin (2019) and the two Sherlock Holmes films, director Guy Ritchie rings in the new decade by going back to his roots, with a star-studded gangster romp of a film, The Gentlemen. Predominantly set…

Review: Love Actually (2003)

Whether they want to admit it or not, most people have a go-to Christmas movie, whether it’s the charming Will Ferrell comedy , Elf, or the timeless classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. For me, my Christmas movie of choice is the 2003 classic by Richard Curtis, Love Actually. Taking place during the lead up to…

About Me… My Neck Of The Woods

Early on in my blogging days, I wrote a post looking at places in my local area that have been used as filming locations, you can read it here. I thought I would do a follow up post, that looks at some famous movie people who come from ‘my neck of the woods’ (Somerset, UK)….

Series Review: Bodyguard (2018)

The British thriller series, Bodyguard, has been on my must-watch list since it first aired on the BBC back in August of last year but it always seemed to take a back seat. This weekend, we finally got around to watching it on Netflix and I’ll be honest, it had me hooked from the beginning,…

Review: Fisherman’s Friends (2019)

Every now and again, in amongst the Hollywood heavyweights, a quintessential British drama shines like a diamond in the rough, comforting in it’s familiarity like your own bed after a long holiday. Often these films are few and far between but the next few of weeks sees not one, but two British musical dramas hit…