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They Shall Not Grow Old Review

It’s fair to say that, in the grand scheme of things, we don’t see as many films based around the First World War as we do its successor. Overall, it feels like there hasn’t been a second of World War II left undocumented, while your average Joe will know very little about The Great War,…

Book Sale!

I’m now selling copies of my last book, The Complete Mr Opinionated directly! For just £10 (Plus P&P. UK Only) you can get all of my reviews under my previous name, signed, personalised, and posted straight to your door! My next book The Major Film Reviews 2020 Yearbook will be available within the next month,…

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Review

In recent years, Alfonso Cuaron’s stock in Hollywood has only grown. Before this film, his work was celebrated in Mexico, yet mixed in the United States, as is the story for many Mexican filmmakers, including Cuaron’s friends Guillermo del Toro, and Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, both of whom started their career to much acclaim in their…

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Review

In my last Harry Potter review, I outlined some problems with the early days of the series while it was finding its feet. They were innocuous issues, sure, and the film as a whole was a perfectly acceptable adaptation. I regret to report that this subsequent film doesn’t particularly fix the issues, in fact, it…

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Review

I’ll be honest with you, dear reader, January is a difficult time for me. Especially this year, the post-Christmas slump has hit hard and I’ve found myself severely lacking motivation. I have a pile of films to watch and review, but all I’ve found myself watching for the past week is the Harry Potter films.…

The Conjuring Review

There are a few recurring comments throughout a few of my reviews. Recently a prominent one was about the 80s, but one that has recurred a fair amount over the entire history of my website has been my takes on horror movies. Since I started reviewing, my views on the genre have softened after seeing…

Soul Review

For 25 years, Pixar has proved themselves time and again as the kings of emotive animation storytelling, from their debut with Toy Story in 1995, right through to 2020’s Onward, they have proven the benefits in animation when it comes to telling important and complex stories, all the while making them accessible for a younger audience. This was…

Labyrinth Review

Jim Henson is a beloved figure the world over for his part in creating The Muppets (for more onthese anarchic creations, see The Muppets Christmas Carol review in Chapter 12) as well aspioneering puppeteering in modern film & TV. He’s an icon of the medium who sadly died before histime at the age of 53.…

The Mandalorian Season 2 Review

I’ve long said that the possibilities in the Star Wars universe are almost endless. There’s an entire galaxy of stories to be told, and if Disney’s investors call last month is anything to go by, they fully intend to tell those stories. After the first series showed a lot of promise, and laid the foundation for larger…

A Look Back at December 2020

So, we say goodbye to the final month of the year that was. Christmas has come and gone and the New Year brings us a certain amount of hope that this year might be better, as realistically, it couldn’t get much worse. It’s also the time of the year when wide-eyed dreamers declare their ‘New…