January 28, 2018

A film about a man paralysed from the neck down seems like a strange debut for the motion capture director.  However, after learning that Andy Serkis' had a family member that suffered with a terminal illness, and that his mother taught disable...

October 8, 2017

Like Bambi, ‘Ava’ stumbles around for a bit before finding it's feet. 

For the first hour, this film alienated me with random gestures and dialogue that felt un-earned, propped up by character motives that were unapparent, but the director grew as the film did.


September 26, 2017

I am not one for obvious humour wrapped up in a mini-skirt and sprinkled with emojis, however this was a first impression, and as they often are, this was wrong.

This film is whip-smart. It satirises our cyber-mania society at just the right pitch, making subtle ji...

September 3, 2017

Considering I'm a very emotional person, and my in-built glory complex means that I well-up whenever the hero of a story finds success from their previously-not-appreciated talent, I should have felt a lot more during Tom of Finland

The film started off with s...

August 20, 2017

It was horrific. It was genius. I’ll never watch it again, but oh my did I enjoy it. The acting from the leading couple of performances was so superb, they managed to keep the audience like best friends on their side whilst they *SPOILER ALERT* gnawed on human flesh. T...

August 13, 2017

I have just finished watching Victoria and I have no words. It seems trivial to break it down into what made it so good. It’s as if magic dust was sprinkled on it somewhere during production, or post-production, or shot listing, or casting, or (to be continued.)

It made...

August 6, 2017

The first thing to say is that writing a review feels a little weird. I have always found the concept a strange one; that critics can have so much influence on subjective things from theatre shows to food tastings is inane. Why should anybody's opinion matter when thei...

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