My Life As A Courgette - Review

My Life As A Courgette Review – Sometimes We Cry When We’re Happy

This French-Swiss stop-motion animation movie has been winning over jury's and cinema going audiences around the world, did it win mine? My Life As A Courgette is, you may be disappointed to hear, not actually about a courgette at all. It's about a young boy named Icar, whose mother calls him Courgette, for reasons we're…Read more My Life As A Courgette Review – Sometimes We Cry When We’re Happy

War Machine - Review

War Machine Review – Gimme That Thing And Feed Your War

There are many great war movies, Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, Jarhead etc, etc. There have been attempts in the past at funny war movies, things like Tropic Thunder spring to mind. Now, the behemoth that is Netflix, throws their hat into the ring with a satirical take on war. War Machine is a satirical,…Read more War Machine Review – Gimme That Thing And Feed Your War

After The Storm - Review

After The Storm Review – It’s Life, Love, Parenting And More

Why do we look back? To learn from our mistakes? To reminisce? To torture ourselves? Is it very much a male thing to do or do women torture themselves this way too? Former prize-winning author Ryota, Hiroshi Abe (Chocolate, Still Walking), is down in the dumps with no-one but himself to blame. He gambles away…Read more After The Storm Review – It’s Life, Love, Parenting And More

Railroad Tigers - Review

Railroad Tigers Review – The Pain Of Watching Your Idol Fall From Grace

How many times does your idol, or someone you revere, have to do something wrong, or not great, before their exclusive status begins to slip? It's more than you'd give anyone else, right? Regular readers will have seen my review of the last Jackie Chan outing, Kung-Fu Yoga. In short, it remains a pretty bad…Read more Railroad Tigers Review – The Pain Of Watching Your Idol Fall From Grace

Busters Mal Heart - Review

Buster’s Mal Heart Review – It’s A Doozy Of A Head Scratcher

Who are we? Where are we? Why are we here? What are we? Life's eternal questions that, occasionally, a filmmaker will attempt to tackle, albeit, it's not something we've seen for a while. Buster's Mal Heart is written and directed by Sarah Adina Smith in her second writer/directorial stint, following on from 2014's The Midnight…Read more Buster’s Mal Heart Review – It’s A Doozy Of A Head Scratcher

Alien: Covenant Review

Alien: Covenant Review – It’s Worse Than Dead, Jim

Originally, I didn't think I was going to bother writing a review for Alien: Covenant. A lot has already been written about it, some good, some not so good. I, like most people, did like the original Alien and Aliens movies but thought Prometheus was dire, to put it mildly. So, how would a Covenant…Read more Alien: Covenant Review – It’s Worse Than Dead, Jim

The Shepherd (El Pastor)

The Shepherd (El Pastor) Review – The Greed Of Man Shows Its Ugly Side

Money. It divides and conquers like nothing else. It makes people do strange things, it can make some people do anything. Mix money with land and you have the Molotov cocktail of greed, set to put some men on a collision course. Anselmo, Miguel Martin (Cell 211, The Contestant), is a middle-aged shepherd who lives…Read more The Shepherd (El Pastor) Review – The Greed Of Man Shows Its Ugly Side