‘I, Anna’ has some notable and admiring moments it lacks the intelligence that a thriller of this level needs and this stops it from being a compelling watch.
‘Yossi’ is an engaging and brilliant piece of film making. It may not come with the big bells and whistles we are used to, it may be a bit simple for some, but it is an uncomplicated feel good story that is compelling viewing f...
David O Russell's follow up to last year's Oscar grabbing The Fighter is a moving and at times hilarious character study of how a psychiatric patients recovery impacts on the life of a young woman bereaving the death of her hus...
Great Expectations has made almost fifteen appearances on-screen, this the latest by British director Mike Newell, almost a year after its popular appearance on UK screens as a televised drama. Newell is somewhat of a marmite d...
When I first heard about this film I had to check the wealth of knowledge that is the internet. Had it really been long enough to reboot a franchise? Actually it has been 10 years, so maybe, just maybe. Actually contrary to my ...
‘Ernest and Celestine’ works on both levels, either for grown-ups that read into the subtext carefully, or for the child who is happy to enjoy the story and impressive animation. A worthy watch for the whole family.
From The Bottom Shelf: Revisiting old DVD’s I find on the bottom shelf of my collection, and trying to work out if they deserve your time, or not. If you asked any random person in the street to name at least 5 stage musi...
As an avid film fan, nothing pleases me more than introducing friends and family to a lesser known film that becomes their new favourite, and I am sure that most of our readers share this same simple pleasure. However, there ar...
‘I Wish’ isn’t the instant classic that we might expect from the brilliant film maker, but there is definitely something here to savour with the naïveté and simplistic way in which these young brothers experience the world.
Arthur Christmas is a little different to the normal run of the mill family Christmas movie. It is fun and well written with some brilliant animation to boot.
This weekend has been a good one for a film lover. Not in the fact that I have been on a marathon of film watching, fitting in 15 films over the two days ( an achievement I am proud to say I have notched on to my belt ), but it...
'Sightseers’ is a film that firmly builds on the foundation that Wheatley’s two previous movies laid and serves to confirm the film makers craft. I am very much looking forward to seeing what he comes up with next!