Review: Marriage Story (2019)

Despite Steven Spielberg’s attempts to limit Netflix’s success in Hollywood, they have steadily been making their stamp on the industry. In fact, if the 2020 Oscar nominations are anything to go by, they have quickly become a force to be reckoned with, having topped the nominations charts (24 nominations in total) beating the likes of…

Retro Review: An American Werewolf in London (1981)

It feels like an age since my last Retro Review, what with the weird time vortex that surrounds Christmas and New Year, but it has only been a month. Given the fact that I was rather disappointed with the last couple of retro reviews, I was a little apprehensive going into this one, but it…

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,…

Oscars 2020 – Best Picture

Brush away those January blues, it’s awards season and the nominee’s for the most coveted award in cinema have been released. Let’s have a little look at the 2020 nominees for most coveted award of them all, Best Picture. Ford Vs Ferrari (Le Mans ’66) This biographical drama from director James Mangold tells the story…

Oscars 2020 – Best Animated Film

Brush away those January blues, it’s awards season and the nominee’s for the most coveted award in cinema have been released. Let’s have a little look at the 2020 nominees for Best Animated Feature Film. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World In the final installment of the trilogy, Hiccup and Toothless must find…

Review: Just Mercy (2020)

January is a time where most of us, myself included, are regretting our ‘but it’s Christmas’ binge fests and trying to make our wages last that extra week until pay day, but what keeps me going into that full-on January Blues mood is the fact that it’s this time of year that a large majority …

Review: Joker (2019)

One of the things I enjoy most about cinema is that it goes through phases, with interesting trends developing over time. Where some drag on far too long (I’m talking about you – unnecessary remakes), others are a little more fleeting, and over the last eighteen months or so, some great trends have started to…

Review: Green Book (2019)

There is a lot of talk online about Green Book being an ‘Oscar-baiting’ film, and that is probably a little true. It does have a lot of the elements that are considered to be typical for films deemed to be playing the Oscars system; a biographical picture that addresses a strong social issue, (in this case,…

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: 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: 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…