Category Archives: Film Reviews

Back to the Cinema

There have been plenty of advantages to lockdown measures being relaxed this year, and one of them is that cinemas are open again for the release of new films. Sadly, Top Gun: Maverick has been pushed back again to next … Continue reading

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My Favourite Books (and Films) in 2020

Unsurprisingly, this hasn’t been a great film-watching year for me, at least in terms of new releases. Since January, I’ve seen a grand total of six films in theatres, as well as three new releases via streaming services and one … Continue reading

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Film review: Ammonite

Well, I certainly hadn’t expected that by mid-October, I would have seen a grand total of six films at the cinema. I’m not even sure I’ll see another one this year: new releases continue to be put back, and my … Continue reading

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Film review: Tenet

The last time I went to the cinema was when I saw Parasite on 17th February. The following month, the Covid-19 lockdown forced the closure of cinemas nationwide, and almost all of the big releases planned for the summer – … Continue reading

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Film review: Birds of Prey

2016’s Suicide Squad was not a very good film – but one thing that many people did like about it was Margot Robbie’s performance as Harley Quinn. So to Warner Bros executives, bringing back Robbie for a film with Harley … Continue reading

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Film review: A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

Growing up in the UK, I didn’t get to watch Mister Rogers’ Neighbourhood – all I really knew of Fred Rogers was the occasional reference to him on other American TV shows. I learned a lot more about him more … Continue reading

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Film review: 1917

My first cinema visit of 2020 has been 1917, directed by Sam Mendes. Beginning on 6th April 1917 in WW1 France, we follow British soldiers Will Schofield (George MacKay) and Tom Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) as they are given an urgent … Continue reading

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My Favourite Things in 2019

Favourite Books (Fiction) 05. The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King (audio) I finished Parts V, VI and VII of the Dark Tower series this year, and Part V was the best of those, with a … Continue reading

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Film review: Frozen II

Six years ago, the Disney animated film Frozen took the world by storm, becoming the highest-grossing animated film in history until it was surpassed by this year’s remake of The Lion King. It spawned such a wildly successful franchise that … Continue reading

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Film review – Terminator: Dark Fate

Despite its best efforts, the Terminator franchise refuses to die. After two classic films directed by James Cameron, this is now the fourth attempt (fifth if you count The Sarah Connor Chronicles) to force the franchise to keep going, after … Continue reading

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