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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…

The Good Liar Review

I think it’s fair to call Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren ‘legends’. In fact, I might go as far as calling them ‘national treasures’ such is their longevity, prestige and, most importantly, talent. So a film that combines these two talents on screen for the first time is a recipe for something special, with the…