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The Personal History of David Copperfield Review

Of all the writers’ works to adapt to film, there are few more prolific than Charles Dickens, maybe William Shakespeare beats him to the crown, but it’s a close run thing. Just think of how many adaptations of A Christmas Carol exist alone, there’s enough of those knocking about to keep a cinema running for…

Little Women Review

It’s safe to say after the critical success of 2017’s Lady Bird, a lot of eyes were going to be on Greta Gerwig and her next project. I must say, choosing to adapt a classic novel to the big screen for a new generation is a brave move for only your second film. Full disclosure,…

The Aeronauts Review

The idea to reunite Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones is a solid one in theory, reuniting any pair that have proven themselves to have formidable chemistry can seem like a good idea in theory, but can be risky in practise. The last time these two were opposite each other on screen was in 2014’s The…

Downtown Abbey Review

Earlier this year, I reviewed a pair of ‘period drama’ films, in those reviews I expressed that I’m not a fan of these kind of films, they’re scarcely involving enough for my tastes and it’s rare that any of the period characters are likeable. So, you’d think that a film version of the wildly popular…

The Aftermath Review

It’s safe to say that we’ve seen more of World War 2 in films than perhaps we need. The war’s been over for 75 years and still we mine it for more narrative opportunity. But apparently we haven’t mined everything as here comes The Aftermath. I must admit, what first attracted me to this film…

Colette Review

So, you’d think with my cards laid on the table a few reviews ago when I said that period pieces weren’t really for me, so much so that a period film that is hoovering up awards wherever it goes didn’t hold my attention very well. But I am not one to dismiss a genre on…