July 2016

Cake (2014)

July 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Oscars really are a bizarre ritual. Every year films, which the average member of the public would probably not spend their hard earned cash going to see, are selected to [...]

The Look of Love (2013)

July 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Referring to director Michael Winterbottom’s film The Look of Love as a drama / comedy, is something of a misnomer. Starring flavour of the moment Steve Coogan in a [...]

The Family (2013)

July 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

You’d be forgiven – considering those involved – for mistakenly thinking that The Family would make for reasonably passable entertainment. Unfortunately [...]

Noah (2014)

July 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Oh dear, where did it all go wrong. Noah, the new biblical epic based on the Old Testament story of the man God chose to rescue mankind and the animal kingdom from the flood [...]

Saving Mr Banks (2013)

July 15, 2016 // 1 Comment

Disney’s timeless classic Mary Poppins (1964) is one of the few films which virtually everyone with even a passing interest in cinema, seems to know. What most people [...]

Paddington (2014)

July 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Filmmakers will always be on dangerous ground when they take it upon themselves to bring a beloved children’s character to life on the big screen. With this in mind [...]

Gravity (2013)

July 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

People who follow my reviews regularly will know by now that I have a particular bugbear – namely the incessant overuse of 3D in contemporary Hollywood blockbusters. It [...]

Skyfall (2012)

July 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig and Judy Dench, is quite simply amongst the best Bond films ever. James Bond (Craig) is missing presumed dead. A [...]

Top Cat: The Movie (2011)

July 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

You could be forgiven for thinking that previous experience would have taught if you’re excited about seeing a new film, the reality is often something of a let down. [...]

Into the Woods (2014)

July 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Shortly after turning forty years old Meryl Streep apparently declined the opportunity to play a witch on three occasions in quick succession. At the time she turned the [...]