Review: The Peanuts Movie

This Christmas, going back home, I found myself staying in my old childhood bedroom. While it hasn't been kept as an eerie museum piece, some accoutrements of my early years still remain. Largely the books. Among these, I was pleased to discover, where a few editions of Peanuts. Flicking through these, sat cross-legged in the corner … Continue reading Review: The Peanuts Movie

Review: Bone Tomahawk

While we wait with varying levels of impatience for Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, another western starring Kurt Russell has crept its way onto UK shores with little fanfare. Writer / director S Craig Zahler's Bone Tomahawk is a rich find in the present cinematic landscape, though you may be hard pressed to locate it. That's a shame. Because it … Continue reading Review: Bone Tomahawk

Review: Star Wars – The Force Awakens

This is one of the toughest reviews I've chosen to write for this blog. How to position my stance on the hugely hyped and already widely loved latest entry in the goliath Star Wars franchise? A film which, for a while there, didn't seem likely to exist at all. Reviewing The Force Awakens requires being cagey … Continue reading Review: Star Wars – The Force Awakens

Unreviewed: The Films Of 2015 I ‘Missed’

As the year draws to a close it strikes me that there are a few films I’ve caught up on but not reviewed. Mostly I like to try to post my reviews in a timely fashion for when the films in question appear in the cinemas or on VOD services here in the UK. These, then, are … Continue reading Unreviewed: The Films Of 2015 I ‘Missed’

The Best of 2015

The top ten Inside OutInherent ViceCarolIt FollowsMad Max: Fury RoadGirlhoodSelmaKumiko, The Treasure HunterPhoenixThe Look Of Silence Film Of The YearInside Out "Inside Out runs headlong into talking about the consequences and reasons behind early-onset depression, yet wraps this conversation up in the dressing of an adventure story… There’s a wonderful lesson here about self-acceptance which raises the … Continue reading The Best of 2015