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Motherless Brooklyn Review

You have to give it to directors who also star in their films, it’s a tricky art. Actually, I’d say it’s hard enough doing one or the other without making it harder for yourself. That doesn’t mean that actors don’t give it a good old college try. Many try, some fail, some excel, just ask…

Queen & Slim Review

So, this film isn’t actually scheduled to come out here in the U.K. for another month and a half, but thanks to my local cinema’s Secret Screenings (thanks Cineworld!) I got to see it early. I hadn’t heard much about this film, in fact, I’d heard next to nothing. I knew it existed and as…

Knives Out Review

Traditional murder mysteries are somewhat of a rare commodity these days. The days of sleuths like Jessica Fletcher, Hercules Poirot and Miss Marple are mostly over. But in Hollywood, nothing is truly dead which can eternal lie, and things are bound to come back around. A few years ago we had a stylish retelling of…

The Peanut Butter Falcon Review

Those who read my little rants disguised as reviews on a regular basis, will remember that I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m a fan on professional wrestling and I have been since I was young. Sadly, when the worlds of wrestling and films intersect, they often end in disaster. Dwayne Johnson and John Cena…

The Irishman Review

There are few directors working in Hollywood right now with the prestige of Martin Scorsese. A masterful director, his legacy would have been secured as one of the all-time greats if he’d have stopped making films in around 1982, instead he carried on, now almost into his sixth decade as a filmmaker, he still manages…

Midway Review

It is often said that history is written by the victors; and World War II is a victory we’ve been telling for eight decades now, something that shows no sign of slowing down. It makes me wonder if one day we may run out of war stories to tell, this facilitating the need for a…

Last Christmas Review

It’s been a while since we’ve had a genuinely good Christmas film. One that will be populating terrestrial TV at this time of year for years to come. I’m talking about films like Elf, or Love Actually. Each generation has their own Christmas films, there’s the two I’ve just mentioned, or there’s Home Alone if…