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Sonic the Hedgehog Review

Normally, I would eschew reviewing films I deem as ‘easy targets’. I can tell from watching the trailer, for example, of Peter Rabbit, that anything I say as a critic is going to mean nothing, yes it’s probably going to be awful, but it’s more of a kid-distracter than a film, this isn’t the case…

Parasite Review

Every so often a film comes along that reminds you why you love cinema. Three Billboards a few years ago was one such film, as was Dunkirk, and now it has a stablemate: Parasite. The current importance of this film cannot be overstated. The first foreign language film to ever win Best Picture at the…

Dolittle Review

Of all the franchises in the world, I can’t think of many I would want to see a reboot of. But even on that short list, I don’t think the Doctor Dolittle mythology is one worth revisiting. Even with the extra drawing power of post-Iron Man Robert Downey Jr, this film has found it hard…

The Lighthouse Review

Remember last week, in my Honey Boy review where I talked about a film baffling me? How it can be a good or bad thing? Well, I didn’t expect to be left feeling that way twice within seven days. The Lighthouse first came onto my radar (is that a pun? Let me know, because I…

Oscars 2020 Predictions

Right then, let’s get this over with. Over the last few years, I’ve raised my head above the parapet and given my predictions for Hollywood’s biggest night of self-congratulation: The Academy Awards. Two years ago it was a post on here, last year a podcast, now it’s back in written form, because no-one wanted to…

Birds of Prey Review

Birds of Prey, or to give it its full title:¬†Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)¬†which you’ll understand if I don’t use again, is the latest instalment of the once-ridiculed DCEU (DC Cinematic Extended Universe. I say ‘once-ridiculed’ as for my money the franchise has been on a bit of a…

Honey Boy Review

There are times when a film comes along, and I’m utterly baffled by it. I can be baffled by the fact that someone greenlit such a film, or baffled it took so long to do that, because the result was so great. Then there are films that generally leave me in a haze of uncertainty,…