Jackie Review

Jackie Review – A Tour De Force In Close-up Acting

Most people, when looking to make a film about the Kennedy’s, would most likely go for JFK, particularly if you were looking at a political movie about the Kennedy’s. Writer Noah Oppenheim (The Maze Runner, Allegiant) takes a very different approach with Jackie, focusing on Jackie Kennedy, obviously. A brave move or is he barking…Read more Jackie Review – A Tour De Force In Close-up Acting

Split

Split Review – Should You Stay Or Should You Split?

It has been 18 years since writer / director M. Night Shyamalan brought us The Sixth Sense and 17 years since Unbreakable. It is fair to say his outings since then have been, well, less then optimal would probably be a polite way to put it. Given that I’m not really James McAvoy’s biggest fan…Read more Split Review – Should You Stay Or Should You Split?

Manchester By The Sea

Manchester By The Sea Review – Heartache In Slow Motion

It’s Oscars season which can only mean one thing: long, lingering shots of pretty much nothing start to appear in films. Oh look a tree, let’s fill a couple of minutes filming it sway in the wind. That sort of thing. From what I’d heard and read about Manchester By The Sea, this was what…Read more Manchester By The Sea Review – Heartache In Slow Motion

Legal Smuggling with Christine Choy

Legal Smuggling With Christine Choy Review – Short And Smokey

Some of you may well recognise the name Christine Choy. She’s a documentary filmmaker from New York whose films include Who Killed Vincent Chin, The Best Hotel on Skid Row and The Shot Heard ‘Round The World. Here, she tells a tale that is then animated for your viewing pleasure. I know some people see…Read more Legal Smuggling With Christine Choy Review – Short And Smokey

XXX: Return Of Xander Cage

XXX: Return of Xander Cage – Kick Some Ass, Get The Girl, And Try To Look Dope While You’re Doing It

It’s been 15 years since we last saw Vin Diesel don the XXX tattoo and in those 15 years a lot has changed. The idea behind XXX was for it to be the antithesis to James Bond and it was meant to be a large franchise, just like Bond. That didn’t happen, instead we got…Read more XXX: Return of Xander Cage – Kick Some Ass, Get The Girl, And Try To Look Dope While You’re Doing It

Christine

Christine (2017) Review – Not The One About The Car

These days, there aren’t many events that occur that you could say are local. If something major happens we all hear about it due to social media and the internet at large. Back in the 70’s however, this wasn’t the case. Stories and events, even large stories and events, could be kept quite local, perhaps…Read more Christine (2017) Review – Not The One About The Car

Your Name

Kimi no na wa (Your Name) Review – Can Animation Really Be So Beautiful?

If, like me, you’re a fan of animation from the likes of Studio Ghibli then the chances are you’ll know, or at least heard of, Your Name. Even if you’re not into this sort of film it can’t have passed you by as Your Name has become the fourth highest grossing film of all time…Read more Kimi no na wa (Your Name) Review – Can Animation Really Be So Beautiful?