Review: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse (2018)

As someone who thoroughly enjoys mainstream cinema, especially superhero flicks, Into the Spider-verse is one of those films that, for some reason, I couldn’t be bothered to go and see despite all the hype. However, when our holiday to Mexico was cancelled due to the lockdown, we had plenty of time during our week off…

Top Ten… Trilogies

Although the restrictions on the Covid lockdown have been lifted a little, we are all looking for ways to fill our time which means now is a perfect time to share my top ten trilogies. As with all my top tens, I only include films that I have seen so if they are any great…

Review: Extraction (2020)

Unless you are a complete film buff (which I, in no way, claim to be), Chris Hemsworth is mainly known to us Thor the God of Thunder or, to a lesser extent, the saving grace of the 2016 Ghostbusters film. In Netflix’s latest action flick, Extraction, Hemsworth reunites with Marvel directors Anthony and Joe Russo…

Review: Love Wedding Repeat (2020)

I am a bit of a sucker for a romantic comedy, in fact the cheesier the better, so on of Netflix’s latest offerings Love Wedding Repeat was sure to catch my attention and with Sam Clafin at the helm, it was a no-brainer really. The real question is whether Love Wedding Repeat has the staying…

Modern Classic: Spirited Away (2001)

Although I have heard a lot of good things about Japanese Anime I’ll be honest, I am woefully ignorant about the genre as a whole, having only ever seen one anime film before. Even in my ignorance I had, of course, heard of Studio Ghibli, the world renowned Japanese film studio, and I even knew…

Retro Review:Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

My latest ‘Retro Review‘ does flout my self made rules just a little bit considering I’ve already seen this film, however it is a first time viewing for Mark and its been such a long time since I’ve watched it myself that I think I can justify a teensy little rule breaking. Director: Robert Zemeckis…

Review: The Platform (2019)

If the recent successes of Roma and Parasite have opened your eyes to foreign cinema, then I would recommend hopping on to Netflix and giving Spanish film, The Platform a go. Admittedly, it doesn’t have the same star power or finesse that comes with the likes of Parasite but that doesn’t mean it isn’t an…

Series Review: The Job Lot (2013-)

It’s now week three of the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown and with an additional three-week extension looking likely, now’s the time to move away from the mainstream and take a look at some of the smaller, lesser known shows. One of our particular favourites (we’ve watched it at least 3 times) is the little known British…

Review: Free Solo (2018)

After much anticipation and a rather long wait, the UK has finally got Disney Plus!! In between re-watches of Pixar favourites, a guilty pleasure viewing of High School Musical and, thanks to the hubby, a seemingly endless stream of The Simpsons, we did catch something new – the Oscar winning documentary, Free Solo, directed by…

Hidden Gem: Gifted (2017)

Director: Marc Webb Starring: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate, Lindsay Duncan Awards: Critics Choice Nominee (2018) – Best Young Actor/Actress Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited niece, seven year old maths whizz, Mary (Mckenna Grace). Having been home-schooled her whole life, her only…

Review: A Quiet Place (2018)

When I was still toying with the idea of writing a blog, A Quiet Place was one of the first films I attempted to write a review on, however considering my blog didn’t go live for another 8 months you can probably imagine that my first draft didn’t go very well! Having recently rewatched the…

Modern Classic: Thelma & Louise (1991)

This month’s ‘Modern Classic’ was recommended to me by a book blogger friend of mine. If you like books as well as films then you should check out her blog, NSFordWriter.com. As this is still a relatively new feature, here’s a quick recap of my self-imposed rules Post 1990 release date Should be a first…

Series Review: Tiger King (2020)

With a trailer featuring big cats, a possible murder plot and a super cheesy, yet surprisingly catchy, Country & Western song, Netflix’s latest docuseries Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness seemed like a bit of a joke but it actually hooked us in and kept us gripped until the very end. If you think the…

Review: Parasite (2019)

One of the worst things about being a film fan in the UK is that we typically get theatrical releases some time after our American cousins. Thanks to my American blogger friends Parasite was on my must watch list long before it started making its landmark waves on the awards circuit. When it was finally…

Review: The Irishman (2019)

It’s fair to say that Netflix dominated this years Oscar nominations with a total of 24 nominations, beating the likes of Disney and Sony. Their biggest contender was Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman with ten nominations including Best Picture and Best Director. Unfortunately for Netflix though, they only walked away win 2 wins, none of which…

Retro Review: The Italian Job (1969)

It’s time for another Retro Review and this time Mark and I took a first look at the iconic British classic, The Italian Job. Director: Peter Collinson Starring: Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill, Raf Vallone Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) has just been released from prison when a big heist job falls in his lap…

Review: Onward (2020)

It’s pretty safe to say that I have a bit of a soft spot for anything Pixar but there was something about Onward that didn’t quite sit right with me. However, if Pixar can deliver the sequel I didn’t want but can’t live without (Toy Story 4) then I have no doubt that they have…

Review: Miss Americana (2020)

Taylor Swift seems to be the music industry’s version of Marmite. For those who love her, she can do wrong. For those who don’t, she can do no wrong. Although I am by no means, a superfan, I do like her music and even her biggest ‘haters’ have to admit that she has carved out…