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Trainspotting Review

I’ve been intending to review this film for some time now; on the recommendation of one of my regular readers (he knows who he is). It’s a film I’d never seen before but knew by reputation, by which I mean that I shouldn’t expect a jolly skip through the tulips, I knew the film was…

Mother Review

I know what you’re thinking, and no, this isn’t a review of the 2017 Darren Aronofsky horror that split audiences, it’s a review of the 2009 South Korean film written and directed by the current talk of Hollywood; Bong Joon-ho. Joon-ho has long been acclaimed in his home country, as much as it may surprise…

The Conversation Review

It is impressive enough to be responsible for one film considered the greatest of all time. It’s even more impressive to produce two such movies, any more classic films will see you moved into the conversation (no pun intended) for the greatest filmmaker of all-time. This is true of the man responsible for the director…

12 Angry Men Review

I am not a man who generally pines for the past. You’ll rarely hear me tell of things were better way back when. I think we’re genuinely lucky to be around at a time when so much choice and exciting new artists, representing previously unseen cultures and ideas, are abundant. I will however freely admit…

The Boondock Saints Review

Billy Connolly may be the greatest comedian of all-time, but in the movie stakes, he is second only to Sean Bean in terms of on-screen deaths. This is the man who claims to be ‘the only person to die in a Muppet movie’ so I was hoping the Big Yin could make it at least…

The Godfather Review

I have been surprised by many films. Surprised by how good, bad, or indifferent they are. I’ve sat through some utter dross, and some utter gems. But I have never been so surprised to fall in love with a film as much as I fell in love with The Godfather. That’s not to say I…

Uncut Gems Review

Let me take a moment to explain about anxiety. Imagine for a moment your brain is not housed inside a head, and is instead housed inside a beehive, where the bees tend to hold a lot of raves and shout your biggest failings to you at all hours of the day. That is what anxiety…

Just Mercy Review

Getting together Jamie Foxx and Michael B Jordan in one film is a hell of a draw. Two fantastic talents, with the right material, can lead to fireworks. Throw in excellent supporting actors from the likes of Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson and Rafe Spall, and you’ve got a potential firework extravaganza. Brought to us…

Blue Story Review

There was a bit of a furore around this film upon release here in the U.K. An incident surrounding a gang and some machetes led to it being banned at a specific chain over here, in a case of adding two and two and coming up with five, as it transpired that they weren’t even…

The Irishman Review

There are few directors working in Hollywood right now with the prestige of Martin Scorsese. A masterful director, his legacy would have been secured as one of the all-time greats if he’d have stopped making films in around 1982, instead he carried on, now almost into his sixth decade as a filmmaker, he still manages…