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The Goldfinch Review

Novel adaptations are, like a lot of things, a bit of a thorny prospect. On the one hand there are successful adaptations, such as the Twilight Saga or the Harry Potter books, but on the other hand, there are the less successful adaptations, like Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby or the Golden Compass. A lot…

Downtown Abbey Review

Earlier this year, I reviewed a pair of ‘period drama’ films, in those reviews I expressed that I’m not a fan of these kind of films, they’re scarcely involving enough for my tastes and it’s rare that any of the period characters are likeable. So, you’d think that a film version of the wildly popular…

Rambo: Last Blood Review

The Rambo franchise as a whole is a bit of a mixed bag to be honest. I’ve always had a soft spot for them, but truthfully, no film after the first can be called anything above ‘average’ with our best critical hats on. While the fourth instalment (which, by the way, came out 11 years…

Ad Astra Review

There are almost infinite possibilities with a space film. Space is unique in its isolation and pure untapped terror, seeing how little we know about it and what inhabits the quadrillions of light year’s of space that it has to offer. The past few years have been kind to us in this area, films like…

Hustlers Review

The past few years have been ones of great change in Hollywood and the film industry as a whole; the emergence of the #MeToo and #TimesUp exposed several unacceptable practices and people within the industry and, directly or indirectly, birthed a new age of female-led films. Naturally, this has been met with backlash from a…

It: Chapter Two Review

I’ll be the first to admit that the first IT film (the 2017 one that is not the first first one) took me by surprise. As someone who is often left cold by horror films and their often predictable tropes, it drew me in with its immersive setting and focus on a core nucleus of…

The Informer Review

Bit of an under the radar release this one. In fact it’s fair to say that it’s media profile wasn’t so much low as non-existent, I think I only saw one trailer in the run-up to release and it looked fairly generic and nondescript, but with us being in a release lull lately, I wasn’t…