‘Stan and Ollie’ Review

Biopics are notoriously difficult to get right. Trying to cram the entire history of somebody into 2 hours too often leads to a watered down version of their story that feels a bit cold. Which is why it’s so refreshing that Stan and Ollie has such warmth. By choosing to focus on a very specific time in their friendship,…

‘The Favourite’ Review

The Favourite is easily Yorgos Lanthimos’ most accessible film. He’s a director who has made a name for himself making unsettling, disturbing films that crawl their way into your subconscious and stay there for days. The outward appearance of The Favourite as a costume drama might suggest a change of pace. But don’t be fooled. Whilst the…

Most Anticipated Films of 2019

Happy New Year folks! 2018 was a cracking year for cinema and 2019 promises more of the same. Here are 20 of my most anticipated movies to watch out for this year. 1) Glass – 18th of January  Say what you will about the clumsiness of his universe building, Unbreakable and Split are two of M.Night Shyamalan’s best works…

My Top 10 Films of 2018​

Cinematically speaking, 2018 has been an absolute belter. With the world seemingly on fire around us, film was once again the shining beacon of hope. On the whole, the quality of releases this year was extraordinary – from gargantuan blockbusters to tiny budget independent movies and all that falls in between, there have been a…

‘Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse’ Review

Sony has a complicated history with Spiderman. After falling at the final hurdle in Sam Raimi’s trilogy with Spiderman 3 and then crashing their own Spiderman cinematic universe before it had even begun in The Amazing Spiderman 2, they reluctantly lent the character back to Marvel Studios. It would be easy to accuse Sony of…

‘Creed II’ Review

Creed is one of the best examples of the most recent Hollywood trend – revisiting a popular franchise years later to try and find a new audience. Ryan Coogler created a movie that felt wholly distinctive to the other Rocky films whilst still fitting snuggly into that world. There were concerns that, with Coogler not…

RIP Stan Lee

Something different on the blog today. I thought it was only fair that I would dedicate a post to the life and legacy of one of the all-time greats. The influence of Stan Lee cannot be understated. His role in the creation of Spiderman, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, The Avengers (the list goes on) fundamentally…