Review: One Cut of the Dead (2018) – Hands Down The Funniest Film Of The Year [Arrow Video Frightfest 2018]

The nature of cinema is that cinematic trends rise and fall. Some, like the western, last for decades. And others, like the young adult book adaptations, only last for a … Continue reading Review: One Cut of the Dead (2018) – Hands Down The Funniest Film Of The Year [Arrow Video Frightfest 2018]

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Review: The Happy Prince (2018) – An Exceptional Film, But Only If You’re Trilingual

Back in my review for Rampage I spoke a little about the concept of passion projects, and how far actors would go to try and get them made. And in most … Continue reading Review: The Happy Prince (2018) – An Exceptional Film, But Only If You’re Trilingual

Review: A or B (2018) – A Confusing Chinese Conspiracy

With China being an increasingly important part of the box office for big budget western movies, it’s easy to think that this exchange of culture is only one way. But … Continue reading Review: A or B (2018) – A Confusing Chinese Conspiracy

Review: The Surprise (2015) – The Funniest Film About Euthanasia You’ll Ever See

Despite the rallying cry of many a conservative, it’s impossible to deny that society as a whole has become vastly more liberal over the past 100 years or so. This, … Continue reading Review: The Surprise (2015) – The Funniest Film About Euthanasia You’ll Ever See

Review: The Liquidator (2017) – A Serial Killer, Mysteries and A Whole Lot Of Logical Jumps

Released in China at the tale end of 2017, my awareness of The Liquidator was about the same as Teresa May’s awareness over the current state of the NHS, i.e. … Continue reading Review: The Liquidator (2017) – A Serial Killer, Mysteries and A Whole Lot Of Logical Jumps

My Top 15 Most Notable Films of 2017

Well here we are again. The end of another 365-day journey around the sun. And it doesn’t feel like it was a particularly great year, was it? Even putting aside … Continue reading My Top 15 Most Notable Films of 2017

“There’s Nobody Left to Love Us” – A Review of My Life As A Courgette (2017)

There are arguably three ways to grab people’s attention when trying to promote a movie. Number one is to just have a great original idea. The second is to create … Continue reading “There’s Nobody Left to Love Us” – A Review of My Life As A Courgette (2017)

Review: In This Corner of The World (2017) – Japan in the Shadow of The Atomic Bomb

(Mild spoilers for Grave of the Fireflies) The thing about world cinema is that we in the UK generally only get the most commercial products put into our cinemas. After … Continue reading Review: In This Corner of The World (2017) – Japan in the Shadow of The Atomic Bomb

Review: Land of Mine (2017) – Denmark’s Post-WWII Secret

Over the years I have learnt that if you choose to attend a film festival, don’t waste time going to see the big (or even middle) budget Hollywood movies. Whether … Continue reading Review: Land of Mine (2017) – Denmark’s Post-WWII Secret

“You’re Amazingly Crap at Dying” – A Review of A Man Called Ove (2015)

It may sound strange, but from a cinema lovers point of view, the Academy Awards are one of the best reasons for living outside the United States. Since in America … Continue reading “You’re Amazingly Crap at Dying” – A Review of A Man Called Ove (2015)

Can A Voice Be Found In Silence? – My Review Of A Silent Voice (2016)

One of the flaws of western film-making is that we’re not very good at portraying disabilities as a normal part of everyday life. Every time a film does take a chance … Continue reading Can A Voice Be Found In Silence? – My Review Of A Silent Voice (2016)

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