Ready Player One (2018)

One of the hottest commodities for film in 2018 was going to the Spielberg-led Ready Player One. Probably not for the doing anything out of the ordinary, but probably for having the film incredibly rich in popular culture, something to get those nostalgic juices flowing. What is impressive is the fact that Spielberg can go... Continue Reading →


I, Tonya (2018)

Prior to this film, I knew nothing of Tonya Harding, nor the infamous ‘incident’. But however, it seemed wonderfully appropriate to release this film, as the Winter Olympics draws to a close. I, Tonya is a biopic of the also infamous Tonya Harding, who found herself at the centre of all sorts of controversy throughout... Continue Reading →

A Monster Calls (2017)

There wasn’t a great draw to A Monster Calls, as after it’s release it ended up falling by the wayside to be forgotten about, which is unfortunate. My only apprehension was the voice casting of Liam Neeson. I am at odds with Neeson, because I find his work to be very subpar. Nevertheless I wasn’t... Continue Reading →

Phantom Thread (2018)

Who knew that a simple film about dressmaking would turn out to be such a tense affair? Famously Daniel Day-Lewis has always ‘become’ his characters, and it’s clearly evident in Phantom Thread as it’s the longing looks, the passion shown for his dressmaking and the clear frustration when anyone breaks his concentration routines. But also... Continue Reading →

The Post (2018)

I certainly believe that what Spotlight did for cinema was that it could show journalism can become an enticing and invigorating piece of narrative. Where Spotlight was an in-depth look into a team of investigative journalists, The Post becomes an engaging look into the Washington Post as an institution. And the pairing of Steven Spielberg... Continue Reading →

Darkest Hour (2018)

I’m unsure what it is, but we have a second Winston Churchill film. Firstly it was Brian Cox’s take on the historical figure of Churchill, but now it’s Gary Oldman’s chance. And it’s immediately clear that they are bringing difference takes on this influential character to their respective films. Where Churchill had it take place... Continue Reading →

All the Money in the World (2018)

Even before All the Money in the World hit our screens, it was making headlines. If you've been under a rock, it garnered this attention as Ridley Scott chose to completely recast J.P. Getty in this film. Initially Kevin Spacey was to star as the famed billionaire, but due to the allegations against him, Scott simply cut... Continue Reading →

Molly’s Game (2018)

The first film of 2018 I settled down to watch was the Jessica Chastain-led Molly’s Game. It looked to be quite the exhilarating ride, with high stakes poker, Russian mobs and the FBI. All this is covered in the trailer too, which simply upped the ante. Molly’s Game tells the fascinating real story of Molly... Continue Reading →

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

The legendary detective of Hercule Poirot has been around for years and everyone recognises the name. And he appears again, in Kenneth Branagh’s reimaging of Agatha Christie’s novel Murder on the Orient Express. I have by no means read the original source material, nor seen any of the previous adaptations, so I was looking forward... Continue Reading →

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