Sometimes wonderful, often frustrating – The New World (Blu-Ray Review)

Posted by - December 14, 2020
As with a lot of Terrence Malick's films, there is a lyrical beauty to be found in The New World, but it remains a deeply frustrating and overlong film, despite the flashes of wonder. First released in 2005, this Criterion Collection Blu-ray adds a lot of interesting material. From extra interviews and documentaries on how it

31 Days of Horror – Fright Night (2011)

Posted by - October 25, 2020
Remakes are no stranger in Hollywood, and it is the horror genre that seems to bring out the most of them. It would be fair to say that, for the most part, the remakes struggle to surpass the quality of their original counterparts. But every now and again, one comes out the gate that takes

“Hilarious, but overstuffed” – The Gentlemen (Film Review)

Posted by - December 19, 2019
Up until this year, Guy Ritchie seemed to specialise in one particular type of film. The overly masculine, men fast-talking and punching their way through things type of film. Ritchie has a distinct style and voice in cinema, so I think I can speak for all of us when I say it was a huge

The Greyest Showman – Dumbo (Film Review)

Posted by - March 26, 2019
Almost 80 years after it was first released – I know! – Dumbo stands out as something of an oddity in the Disney animation canon. It's only just over an hour long and is more remembered as a series of moments than it is as a coherent movie to which people have an emotional connection.

Romantic Comedies Actually Worth Watching

Posted by - February 18, 2017
I hate romantic comedies - generally speaking. There's something about the combination of boredom-inducing cliché and spleen-imploding cringe-schmaltz that makes the genre a particularly odious and insipid affair. A woman - presumably Jennifer Lopez - meets a guy, doesn't get on with him, they fall in love, hit a bump in the road but then