• The Little Things

    The Little Things

    The Little Things could have focused on The Big Things, like a decent script, or anything at all interesting happening in the whole 128 minute runtime. Even an autopilot Denzel is watchable but Jared Leto and Rami Malik are predictably insufferable and the film just feels entirely aimless.

  • F9

    F9

    Family is Family is Family is Family...I was adopted

  • Secrets & Lies

    Secrets & Lies

    There simply aren't many - if any - films more heartbreaking, more gut wrenching than this one. Brenda Blethyn is an absolute wreck, in the most complimentary way I could possibly put it, if never seen a more open, emotionally damaged character in any film. But when I think of the roles that really impact me it is Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Timothy Spall. Baptiste carries her role with a quiet grace against adversity and Spall delivers potentially the most devastating…

  • Pig

    Pig

    John Wick meets Fight Club meets Masterchef

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    I hadn't seen Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid for many many years. I worried it would not be as fun as it was when I was younger, I watched it many times back in the day. The thing is the chemistry between Paul Newman and Robert Redford is the stuff of legend, I don't think the film could ever be something less than entertaining even now and 100 years from now. They are simply wonderful together and make the film more than worth revisiting time and time again!

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    A fitting send off for one the best to do it. The Daniel Craig era of Bond film hasn't been without fault and some of those still linger here but instead of shoehorning in links to previous films like the final third of Spectre, this film at least is able to start with that and create something more naturally emotive with it, though it is hardly a great hand to be dealt with in terms of coming up with a…

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    I couldn't feel more different than my initial viewing of this film. Three times I've now delved into the harrowing nightmare and only now I can truly say that it is a nightmare to end all nightmares, a sad and haunting story of a girl falling faster and faster in space until her fire is so cruelly put out. The opening section of the film is questionable but still has a mix of surreal and unsettling moods and call backs…

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    My first and quite possibly still my favourite Wes Anderson film. The cast is undeniably perfect, not only giving Gene Hackman a late career high but managing to make me like the Wilson brothers and Gwyneth Paltrow, who is absolutely spot on in her part. I still chuckle at most things Pagoda says or does and the tracksuits on Stiller and the kids are just perfect, especially when they attend the funeral in black ones. I still love the work…

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    Trying to process my thoughts on this one. It's an episodic film, and not one with a conventional narrative. It has clearly spilt between critics and the general audience, not surprisingly really, it is a story steeped in mythology and visual metaphor (I think). Whilst I haven't completely come to terms with what it all means I do feel like there is something there to explore thematically. It is also fair to note that visually it is sublime and the…

  • Boyz n the Hood

    Boyz n the Hood

    Laurence Fishbourne is surely one of the greatest on screen dads? You simply cannot take your eyes off him in this film!

  • Oliver!

    Oliver!

    File under: Films I Thought I Would Hate But Didn't

  • The Dead Don't Die

    The Dead Don't Die

    The Dead Don't Die but this film was dead on arrival