Guest Post: 5 Films You Must Watch in 2017

Something a little different this week, as one of my friends from uni asked me to write a guest post for her blog. It’s on 5 films I’m really looking forward to in 2017, and hopefully is a little different from some of the other lists floating around at the moment. Click here to check…

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

It’s January, it’s cold and it’s just generally miserable. What better way to cheer yourself up by watching the most uplifting, joyful film of 2016? Written and directed by Taika Waititi, Hunt for the Wilderpeople is the story of Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison) a young boy who is finally adopted after years in the New Zealand social…

Welcome to the Punch – Film Review

Welcome to the Punch  has all the ingredients of a great film: with the combination of a plot involving detective forced to work with his enemy, and a stellar cast including Mark Strong, James McAvoy and Peter Mullan that should all but guarantee a hit, right? Although the film is exciting at points, with the…

Sicario (2015) – Film Review

  There probably isn’t much left to say about Sicario that hasn’t been said already, but what a film. From the gruesome discovery in the walls of an inconspicuous house to the final, tense encounter, this is a film that refuses the audience even a small break from the pervading sense of unease. As Kate Macer, the…

The Martian – Film Review

The ultimate survivor movie, The Martian manages to be an entertaining spectacle without too much gloomy introspection one would expect if stranded alone on Mars. Films about space – and sci-fi in general – can tend to reply too much on suspension of belief and an in-depth knowledge of scientific terms.  However the most recent sci-fi films…

My Top 5 Films

I haven’t been able to get to the cinema recently, and my free time seems to have been spent trying to sort out things with my new house, so I decided that I’d do a quick post on my favourite films, to keep this blog as active as possible. These films are in no particular…

The Nice Guys Review

Set in Los Angeles in 1977, The Nice Guys is part film noir, part murder mystery involving dead porn actresses, the head of the US Department of Justice, the car industry and a multitude of conspiracy theories. Shane Black manages to make a plot that could be formulaic – slightly amoral detectives, bad guys and a mysterious…

Goodbye Lenin! Film Review

Now that uni has finally finished for the summer, I decided to get round to making a dent in the 1001 Films to See Before You Die book. After watching the excellent Deutschland 83 TV series earlier in the year, Goodbye Lenin! (2003) seemed like it would be another interesting viewpoint on German Unification, especially seeing as I am…

The Liebster Award

Apologies for not updating, it’s been a mad few weeks what with the end of uni, exams and starting a new job, but I’m going to try to update every week from now on, mostly on my days off. First things first, an overdue thanks for kittypann for nominating me for the Liebster Award for new…

Captain America: Civil War Review

In a year where cinema seems to be dominated by comic book adaptations, the third superhero film of the year after Deadpool and Batman v Superman, you could be forgiven for looking towards the newest release from Marvel with some fatigue. There’s already been one big (and not very good) blockbuster about superheroes lining up to fight each…