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Titanic Review

There are very few things in this life that I hate. Inequality, violence, and talking in the cinemas rank highly in the very short list, but sitting atop the list, like an eviction notice written on a pile of cow dung on the welcome mat of my life, is Titanic. Now, I get that this…

Portrait of a Lady on Fire Review

After Parasite last month, I find myself feeling more open than ever towards foreign films. I had initially been dismissive of films from a different culture, purely from a language perspective; oftentimes a language is far too complex to translate directly to English, but once I mentally got over that hurdle in my own mind,…

Emma Review

Myself and period dramas have had a, shall we say, ‘turbulent’ relationship. I’ve liked some, when they try something new or different with the formula, see Little Women or The Personal History of David Copperfield for examples of such, but mostly I find them to be dull, routine, and overproduced. If I ever need an example for this opinion,…

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…