Category Archives: Film Reviews

Film review: The Shape of Water

Having seen Darkest Hour last month, today I went to see another film that’s getting a lot of attention this Awards Season: The Shape of Water. Directed by Guillermo del Toro, it’s already won a great many accolades – including … Continue reading

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Film review: Black Panther

With a new year comes a big new helping of superhero movies, and today I went to begin the glut of 2018 with Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. The build-up to this movie is a great example of set-up in a … Continue reading

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Film review: Coco

The nineteenth feature film to be produced by Pixar Animation Studios, Coco tells the story of Miguel, a Mexican boy who dreams of becoming a musician like his hero, the late guitarist Ernesto de la Cruz. The problem with this … Continue reading

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Film review: Darkest Hour

Today was my first trip to the cinema in 2018, a year that has some very promising films coming up. And it certainly got off to a strong start with the excellent Darkest Hour, a film which is attracting many … Continue reading

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Looking Back at 2017

2017 started off with some big changes for me personally, besides turning 30. I moved into a new house; I got a new, more satisfying job; and I started driving again after six years of relying on public transport. Overall, … Continue reading

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Film review – Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

(No spoilers) First, I should get my biggest disappointment out of the way: that the film does not in fact open with Luke Skywalker singing “You’re Welcome” to Rey. Talking seriously, this was another film I was more curious than … Continue reading

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Film review: Justice League

Five years after The Avengers came out in cinemas, it is now time for DC’s team of ultimate heroes to get their own live-action movie. But I was excited for The Avengers. I was not excited for Justice League; I … Continue reading

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Film review – Thor: Ragnarok

It’s been two months since my last visit to the cinema, as there wasn’t anything I especially wanted to see. But now yet another Marvel movie is out, Thor: Ragnarok, and so I took the chance to finally use the … Continue reading

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Film review: The Mummy (2017)

In the latest effort to mimic the unstoppable success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Universal Studios decided to create the Dark Universe, in which they would combine all the monsters who featured in their movies as far back as the … Continue reading

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Raise the Titanic: The Book vs The Film

  One of the films I reviewed as part of my Titanic Month back in April was 1980’s Raise the Titanic, a massive box-office bomb which I felt suffered from poor pacing and lacklustre acting. This month, however, I took … Continue reading

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