Trumbo

Trumbo Review – Bryan Cranston Smashes It Out of the Park

Most people won’t have heard of Dalton Trumbo but he was a legendary screenwriter who could, seemingly, turn his hand to anything and write stories in days. He is perhaps best known as the writer of Spartacus, Exodus, Papillon and The Brave One to name but four from a prolific back catalogue. So how would…Read more Trumbo Review – Bryan Cranston Smashes It Out of the Park

The Lobster

The Lobster Review – Colin Farrell Does Strange

Imagine the scene if you will. In a not-so-distant future, single people are taken to The Hotel where they must fall in love within 45 days else they risk being turned into an animal and sent off into the woods…This is the premise for The Lobster. Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, Alps) writes and directs this piece…Read more The Lobster Review – Colin Farrell Does Strange

Youth - Michael Caine- & Harvey Keitel

Youth Review – Harvey Keitel and Michael Caine Get Old…Young?

Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty, Il Divo) gathers some heavy hitters for Youth, lining up Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel in lead roles with support from the always excellent Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, Prisoners), Rachel Weisz (The Mummy, The Fountain) with cameos from Paloma Faith (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, St. Trinian’s) and Jane…Read more Youth Review – Harvey Keitel and Michael Caine Get Old…Young?

The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave Review

I’d seen this movie advertised a while back and thought it looked good, interesting, something different. Also, it had Chloe Grace Moretz who is always good. So was I right to be optimistic? The 5th Wave is about alien invasion, at least that’s what it is supposed to be about. Aliens arrive over the US…Read more The 5th Wave Review

The Big Short

The Big Short Review

As the current trend for ‘based on a true story’ Oscar nominated films continue, the powers that be bring you The Big Short. With an all star cast including: Steve Carell, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt and Rafe Spall. The story of the 2008 financial crash, does it crash in the same way? The…Read more The Big Short Review

Goosebumps

Goosebumps Review – Jack Black’s Monsters Come Out To Play

Sometimes, it would appear, I can get caught up in the ‘hype’. I’d heard, and I use that term lightly as I can’t remember where from, that this was supposed to be a good film. A family friendly adventure that had some substance about it. Were they right? I don’t know of the Goosebumps books…Read more Goosebumps Review – Jack Black’s Monsters Come Out To Play

The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight Review – Tarantino’s Back For The Eighth Time

Quentin Tarantino brings us his eighth film (of an apparent ten) in the form of The Hateful Eight. Two years ago he brought us Django Unchained which, in my opinion, was possibly the worst of his films thus far. When The Hateful Eight seemed to be set in similar times I wasn’t thrilled. Was I…Read more The Hateful Eight Review – Tarantino’s Back For The Eighth Time