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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…

It’s A Wonderful Life Review

Everyone has their own Christmas traditions. Some people like to go carolling, others might prefer a cup of cocoa in front of the fire, and some, like me, will watch a Christmas film. We all have our favourites, of course, and I’m not going to pretend that this film has always been my Christmas Eve…

Miracle on 34th Street (1994) Review

There have been many on-screen portrayals of Santa Claus. Ed Asner, Tim Allen, Dudley Moore, and one weird time, Paul Giamatti have all played the jolly guy in the red suit. Few have ever suited the role in the same way Richard Attenborough did in this film. Full disclosure: this is the only version of…

In Bruges Review

There is usually an argument on the internet around this time of year over whether Die Hard is a Christmas film or not. I won’t be touching that argument in any great detail; besides, I’ve already made my view on it perfectly clear (it is a Christmas film). What I want to do is start…

The Muppets Christmas Carol Review

The Muppets make everything better. In a world of divisiveness and unease, they remain a shining beacon of joy. To say that A Christmas Carol is a ‘familiar’ story to movie-goers would be an understatement. There have been more than twenty adaptations of the story dating back as early as 1901, and the fact that…

Clue Review

It is a truth universally acknowledged that everyone likes Tim Curry. I have yet to meet a single person who doesn’t love him, and it has been said that you can tell a lot about a person from what film they most know him from. So, when someone offered to lend me a film starring…

The Karate Kid (1984) Review

There are many films that some consider ‘classics’ that I have never watched, not for any reasons of bias, I just haven’t managed to get around to them, and other things have been competing for my attention. This is what the recent lull in cinema releases is allowing me to correct, with no new releases,…

The One and Only Ivan Review

So, I’ve been quiet recently, as it turns out that moving city is quite time-consuming, who knew? Anyway, I haven’t had time to get to the cinema in the past few weeks, so I haven’t reviewed anything. But, between packing and shifting boxes, I got a chance to watch the latest Disney+ original film, The…

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,…