Review: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) – A More Believable Version Of La La Land

With the recent release of La La Land, it seems there has been a resurgence of interest in cinematic musical delights. One such example that crossed my path was the 1964 French … Continue reading Review: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) – A More Believable Version Of La La Land

Theatre Review: Space Play (2017) – A Play at the Waterloo Vaults [VAULT Festival 2017]

The 6 week long Vault Festival is one of London’s most exciting events. With a variety of theatre, comedy, club nights, workshops and live music to choose from, everyone would … Continue reading Theatre Review: Space Play (2017) – A Play at the Waterloo Vaults [VAULT Festival 2017]

Review: Hacksaw Ridge (2016) – War On The Same Level As Saving Private Ryan

Minor Spoilers Follow I was lucky enough to see an early screening of this film at Empire Live, which took place a few weeks ago at The O2 Arena. I … Continue reading Review: Hacksaw Ridge (2016) – War On The Same Level As Saving Private Ryan

Review: The Raven (1963) – A Jack Nicholson Retrospective

Click here for the introduction and the first review in my Jack Nicholson Retrospective. Now this is more like it! The 4th entry in my Jack Nicholson Retrospective is a … Continue reading Review: The Raven (1963) – A Jack Nicholson Retrospective

Review: Split (2017) – A Magnificent Return For Shyamalan

If it was possible to distil everything I hate about movies into one word, it would be this: Horror. I hate horror films with a passion. I find them formulaic, … Continue reading Review: Split (2017) – A Magnificent Return For Shyamalan

Review: The Broken Land (1962) – A Jack Nicholson Retrospective

Click here for the introduction and the first review in my Jack Nicholson Retrospective. Ah… The Western. A genre that dominated the early days of cinema and led to the … Continue reading Review: The Broken Land (1962) – A Jack Nicholson Retrospective

Why Princess Leia doesn’t need the “honour” of being a Disney Princess

Not many people know this, but when I was a little boy I hated Princess Leia. Like, REALLY hated! Not because she was a girl or anything, but because of … Continue reading Why Princess Leia doesn’t need the “honour” of being a Disney Princess

Review: The Wild Ride (1960) – A Jack Nicholson Retrospective

Click here for the introduction and the first review of my Jack Nicholson Retrospective. Only two years after The Cry Baby Killer, Jack Nicholson finally lands his first true lead … Continue reading Review: The Wild Ride (1960) – A Jack Nicholson Retrospective

Review: La La Land (2016) – A Timeless Classic With An Implausible Finale

Did Damien Chazelle suffer a stroke at some point? Seriously, he made an excellent and critically acclaimed movie in Whiplash. A great script. A memorable villain. A stunning performance from … Continue reading Review: La La Land (2016) – A Timeless Classic With An Implausible Finale

Review: The Cry Baby Killer (1958) – A Jack Nicholson Retrospective

I recently received an e-mail from the BFI (British Film Institute) saying that, in celebration of Jack Nicholson’s 80th birthday on 22nd April 2017, they would be bringing back the … Continue reading Review: The Cry Baby Killer (1958) – A Jack Nicholson Retrospective

Sherlock: Why Mary’s Story Had To End

[Spoilers for the BBC’s Sherlock TV show] It’s incredible to see the variety of emotions that people are experiencing after witnessing the final events of the New Years Day episode of … Continue reading Sherlock: Why Mary’s Story Had To End

Review: Bleed For This (2016) – A Plodding Path For A Boxing Legend

Late night on New Year’s Day I saw a 2016 film about a sportsman, desperate to prove himself in front of millions and show them he is the greatest. With … Continue reading Review: Bleed For This (2016) – A Plodding Path For A Boxing Legend