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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

So, with the end of the world nigh, and every person you come into contact with potentially carrying a deadly virus, it’s safe to say that the cinema isn’t a great place to be right now. Which is bad news for me, because the longer I don’t watch films, the longer I don’t write and…

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,…

Military Wives Review

There are films that come along in cinemas each year which will look similar to something else, maybe a plot resembles one from a film ten years previously, or a certain actor is playing a similar character. I get this kind of feeling a lot when it comes to a certain stable of British films.…

The Invisible Man Review

Anyone remember the Dark Universe? That ambitious shared cinematic universe idea based off the old Universal monster properties? The franchise that was knee capped after one terrible film? You don’t? Can’t say I blame you. Well, this is the attempt to subtly bring that idea back, a co-production between Universal and prolific horror producers Blumhouse,…

It All Begins With a Song Review

It’s not very often I get directly approached to review a film. A few times I’ve received a message about a film that might have already been in circulation for a while, but not reached a large audience, and that doesn’t really make sense to write about from my perspective, but I’ll always do a…

A Look Back at February

So, two months, and twenty-two films, into 2020 and the year is starting to take shape a bit more. We’re still to see any of the year’s real blockbusters, arguable the biggest release of the year has been┬áSonic the Hedgehog, and although that film was better than it had any right to be, I’m still…

Onward Review

Animation is a genre I’ve gone to bat for quite a lot in the past. Rather than seeing it as simple entertainment for kids, I’ve argued that it can be a vehicle for the most sensitive storytelling in film, when embracing a family-friendly tone, it can really portray complex issues in a way that will…