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Tenet Review

Last week, in my Inception review, I extolled the virtues of Christopher Nolan, and how he makes complex, yet accessible blockbusters that both challenge and enthral an audience; in many ways, that review was the primer for this one, helping to give context to this new work by the acclaimed director. Tenet is in a tough spot, it’s…

Inception Review

There are few directors in the world who can sell a movie simply by putting their name to it. Only a select few manage to achieve that level of recognition that their name can sell any picture just as well as any actor attached to it. Quentin Tarantino is one, as is Stephen Spielberg (although,…

Babyteeth Review

I wondered how long it would take for the scales to fall from my eyes, and my excitement over the re-opening of cinemas to be shattered, I hoped it would be a while yet, at least longer than it has been, but with this film, my patience finally ran out. Everything about this film seemed…

An American Pickle Review

What’s better than one Seth Rogen? Well, I can name many things like chocolate, coffee and Adam Driver, but hypothetically, if one were to be a Seth Rogen super-fan, what’s better than one Seth Rogan? Why, TWO Seth Rogens of course! Business is picking back at the cinemas, as among the batch of re-releases to…

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…

Dolemite is My Name Review

I’d be the first person to admit that I neglect Netflix releases on this site. You’d think now would be the opportune time to catch up on its movements with most traditional releasing methods being barren, but I’ve been so busy catching up on old stuff I’ve had to watch on DVD or Blu-Ray that…

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…

Blade Runner 2049 Review

When it comes to long-awaited sequels, it’s fair to say that the weight of expectation is fairly heavy, especially when you’re following up a beloved cult classic that had no apparent need for a sequel. Still, it has been shown before, that in the right hands, a long-gestating successor can be just as successful as…

Forrest Gump Review

Like many people, my ‘favourite film’ has changed more than a few times over the years, as tastes evolve and horizons are broadened, I published my Top 25 Films of All-Time in my first book only last year, and yet I feel it may already be out-dated, things change so often, that being asked to…

The Fisher King Review

I’m currently in the early stages of compiling a list of the Top 10 Robin Williams performances, in memory of someone who I consider to be one of the greatest performers on film of the past 30+ years. Although I am well-versed in Williams’ career, there remained a few gaps in my critical spectrum of…