Incredibles 2 (2018)

I’m not lying when I say I’ve been waiting fourteen years for this film. Watching the original film all those years ago in the cinema with my family, I remember just loving every moment of it, and the DVD has been on hard replay ever since in our house. So when, on Friday, we all…

Cannes Podcast with Film Book Club

The other day I appeared on a local film podcast run by two of my friends called Film Book Club on an episode all about my time in Cannes. Check it out, if you want to hear my thoughts on the experience and have browse of the rest of the catelogue of podcasts. Also, give the…

Cannes Review | BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Spike Lee’s new, Grand Prix winning film BlacKkKlansman is damning, too crazy to be fictional, historical drama based on the experiences of Ron Stallworth, an African-American Colorado police officer, who goes undercover with the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s. Staring John David Washington as the idealistic, somewhat naive Ron, who is determined to change the world,…

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Avengers: Infinity War is the end of an era. What was started with Roberty Downey Jr.’s first outing in the metal suit has reached the end of the line. Well, if not the end of the line, more a definitive halt in normal proceedings. The events of Captain America: Civil War have left the Avenger split across the…

Now on Netflix: Daughters of the Dust (1991)

Julie Dash’s first feature film is often associated with it’s position as the first film to be directed by an African-American woman distributed theatrically in the United States. It’s importance as a piece of cinematic history is well documented, it has been added into the United States National Film Registry due to it’s significance. However, Daughters…

Now on Netflix: Nightcrawler (2014)

  Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler was one of those films that seemed to pass me by. I’d seen the trailer, and maybe a couple of adverts, but by the time I went to try to see it in the cinema, it was gone. Luckily for me, it’s now streaming on Netflix. While the whole phenomenon of gruesome and…

Black Panther (2018)

Ryan Coogler has done something extraordinary with Black Panther. In a market that was in very real danger of having superhero fatigue, he has managed to breath new life, energy and a brilliant, exciting vision of a world into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Like Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther feels like the beginning of…

Phantom Thread (2017)

Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film, and Daniel Day-Lewis’ final one is a sumptuous, tactile beauty – a quiet enigma that lingers in the mind. Phantom Thread is set in 1950s London where the memories of the post-war austerity have faded into memory, in the quiet polished halls of the House of Woodcock, one of fashionable…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

We’ve been waiting two years to find out what happened to Rey, Finn and Poe, what was Kylo Ren’s deal, and what exactly Luke was doing on that island. And in all honesty, it was worth the wait. The film begins immediately after The Force Awakens ended, with Rey with Luke, and the Resistance all…

Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

You may have heard of Yorgos Lanthimos from Dogtooth, a film set in a house that no one is allowed to leave, or maybe from his English language debut The Lobster which starred an array of well known talent.  His new, disturbing  and intriguing film Killing of a Sacred Deer will haunt you long after you’ve left the cinema, the previous hour…