Favorite films

  • Batman Returns
  • The Lighthouse
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Schindler's List

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  • Street Fighter


  • Edward Scissorhands


Recent reviews

  • Living



    ‘I looked at you, and I remembered what it was like to be alive like that.’

    Oliver Hermanus’ Living – adapted from Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 film Ikiru, which, in turn, was inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s 1886 novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich – presents the life of Mr. Rodney Williams, a veteran civil servant, who, when faced with a terminal diagnosis, re-examines his life, in order to discover what it means to truly ‘live’. This is undoubtedly a deeply poignant…

  • National Theatre Live: Life of Pi

    National Theatre Live: Life of Pi


    ‘I will tell you everything, because my story will make you believe in God.’

    NT Live’s Life of Pi is a broadcast of Lolita Chakrabarti’s five-time Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s 2001 best-selling novel of the same name, filmed during its inaugural West End run, at the Wyndham’s Theatre. The play follows the miraculous journey of Piscine Molitor ‘Pi’ Patel, the only human survivor of a shipwreck in the Pacific Ocean that leaves him stranded at sea for…

Popular reviews

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


    ‘End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take.’

    The Return of the King is the thrilling final chapter in Peter Jackson’s masterful Lord of the Rings trilogy. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the theatrical release of The Two Towers, the trilogy was rereleased in IMAX, so, naturally, I leapt at the opportunity to experience the final entry in the series (the entry that won all 11 of its Academy…

  • Batman Returns

    Batman Returns


    ‘My name is not Oswald, it's Penguin! I am not a human being! I am an animal! Cold-blooded!’

    I am fairly confident in saying that Batman Returns has always been my favourite film. After first watching it, at far too young an age, whilst flicking through television channels, I was consciously aware of (and thus became obsessed with) the film’s sweeping, grandiose visuals, and fascinating cast of characters. It wasn’t until I watched the film in more recent years that…