Category Archives: Film Reviews

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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Film review: Joker

(Some spoilers) The Joker, Batman’s greatest nemesis, is well known for having no clear origin story; in Alan Moore’s Batman: The Killing Joke, he tells Batman that he considers his past to be “multiple choice”, with his memories always shifting. … Continue reading

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Film review: Ad Astra

There’s no question that flying in space has the potential to be scary. It involves heading into an incredibly hostile environment, cocooned in technology, a long way from any sort of practial help; and both real-life disasters and works of … Continue reading

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Film review: Downton Abbey

In 2015, after six seasons and a few Christmas specials, Downton Abbey came to an end, with Victoria subsequently replacing it as ITV’s big period drama. But of course, we have a real difficulty letting things go in this day … Continue reading

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Film review – Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home sees our young hero Peter Parker (Tom Holland) still processing the events of Avengers: Endgame; he’s lost his mentor, Tony Stark, and he and most of his friends have been blipped back into a world where … Continue reading

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