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Nomadland Review

Long-time readers of my work will remember my fondness for the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. I liked it so much; I made it my film of the year for 2018. I also discovered an admiration for its lead actress, Frances McDormand, whose towering role in the movie was one of the primary reasons I…

Sound of Metal Review

It is usually the aim of a filmmaker to make a film that emotionally connects to their audience on some level. Naturally, not all movies achieve this; a fair few fall short, in fact. However, some really take you by surprise. I first read about this film in a popular magazine last year, and I…

Promising Young Woman Review

Well, this is a difficult film to review. I might as well state for the reader right now that this review will not have the same tone as my usual work. The light-hearted tone I adopt for most of my reviews is inappropriate, if not a little offensive, to use with this subject material in…

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…

Mr Opinionated’s Oscar Predictions

The biggest awards ceremony in Hollywood, the Academy Awards, take place this Sunday. With the date fast approaching, I thought I’d look at each category and give my predictions for each, I won’t be covering every category as I don’t feel qualified to predict Best Costume Design, for instance, so only the creative awards will…

The Shape of Water Review

Something in the past I have been guilty of believing is that Guillermo Del Toro is a ‘style over substance’ Director. I realise that these are not mutually exclusive, a film can be both incredibly stylish and have substance certainly, but I have felt in the past that Del Toro had picked spectacular visuals over…