Hidden Gem: Chloe (2009)

Director: Atom Egoyan Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson Tagline: Desire Can Be Dangerous At first glance, Catherine (Julianne Moore), a gynecologist, and David Stewart (Liam Neeson), a college professor, and their musically talented teenage son (Max Thieriot) are the perfect family; happily married, wealthy and well-respected by their peers. But when David misses…

My Favourite Favourites

Given the vastness that is the world of cinema, there are a few key roles that are beyond iconic and as a result there have been many a debate over which interpretation is the best. So for a bit of fun, I thought I would share with you my favourites of some of these iconic…

Review: The Invisible Man (2020)

Going into this film I thought it was a reimagining of the 2000 film, Hollow Man starring Kevin Bacon and Elisabeth Shue, and whilst I was not completely wrong, I later found out that both are actually completely different adaptations of the 1897 novel by H. G. Wells. Having loved Hollow Man and being rather…

Modern Classic: Snatch (2000)

Welcome everyone to the first instalment in my newest feature, ‘Modern Classics’ which follows the same rules as my ‘Retro Review’ just with a minor change to the timeframes. First up, a quick reminder of the rules Must be a first time viewing Must watch in full Must have a post-1990 release date Director: Guy…

Winter Wrap-Up

While the UK is preparing the battle stations for storm Jorge, having not quite recovered from storms Ciara and Denis, it is hard to believe that March marks the beginning of Spring. So when you’re chasing your recycling bins down the street, try and remember that warmer days are on their way. Anyways, let the…

New Feature: Modern Classics

Following on from the success of my ‘Retro Review‘ feature, I’ve decided to start another new feature that opens up my eyes to those classics that are a little more recent. Once again, I’ve set myself a few little ground rules Must be a first time viewing. Released after 1990 Must watch in full My…

Series Review: After Life (2019)

I think it is a bit of an understatement to say that Ricky Gervais is not everyone’s cup of tea. There’s something about him that is distinctly unlikeable but I think that is because he is not afraid to say what most of us are really thinking. If I am honest, it has taken me…

Series Review: Don’t F**k With Cats (2019)

Cinema does a fantastic job of creatively highlighting all the horrible things that humans are capable of doing to each other but if there is one fundamental truth about the human race, it is that nothing unites us more than its intolerance to those who cause harm to animals. And, let’s be honest, regardless of…

Hidden Gem: Secretary (2002)

As previously promised, my newest feature will look to at celebrating those underrated films and hidden gems that I feel need a little more love and attention. My first ‘Hidden Gem’ is… Director: Steven Shainberg Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader, Jeremy Davies Awards: Golden Globe nominee – Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical As…

Movie Links #34

The last of my Oscar themed link ups looks at the BIG awards, aka Best Picture and Best Animated Feature. Toy Story 4 is Pixar’s tenth, yes TENTH, Best Animated Feature winner which is a remarkable achievement, and with two new films coming out in 2020, chances are they’ll be taking home the award next…

Movie Links #33

The second of my Oscar theme link ups features our Best Actor and Best Actress winners; Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger. Phoenix received his first Oscar win for his take on the iconic villain, Joker, whereas Zellweger received her second Oscar win for her portrayal of musical legend, Judy Garland. Joaquin Phoenix was in Joker…

Movie Links #32

It’s been a while since I’ve done a movie link-up but the Oscars buzz has rubbed off on me and I thought it would be fun to do a few Oscars themed link ups showcasing some of the winners. Let’s start with the winners for the supporting roles, both of whom received their first Oscar…

Review: Jojo Rabbit (2019)

I honestly didn’t think we were ever going to get round to watching this film despite both of us being pretty excited about it. From me finishing work too late for us to get to the cinema on time, to one (or both) of us being too lazy to even leave the house, to the…

New Feature: Hidden Gems

Given the sheer amount of films that are released every year, it is a given that some brilliant movies will wind up slipping through the cracks. My newest feature is my attempt at raising some awareness for those films that I feel deserve a little more love and recognition. So keep your eyes peeled for…

Series Review: Cheer (2020)

Cheerleading is not something that the typical Brit is totally familiar with, with most of our impressions made from watching cheerleaders portrayed in movies. And lets be honest, cinema doesn’t exactly play cheerleaders in the most positive of lights, they are usually pretty, privileged bitchy white girls whose biggest concern is dating the star quarterback…

Oscars 2020 – Best Actress

The 2020 Oscar ceremony is just around the corner, it’s time to take a look at this years shortlist for Best Actress. And the nominees are… Cynthia Erivo – Harriet In this film from director Kasi Lemmons, Cynthia Erivo plays the titular character, Harriet Tubman, a woman who escapes from slavery and becomes an American…

Review: I Lost My Body (2019)

Despite being on Netflix, my current go-to for movies, I Lost My Body completely slipped under my radar until it was nominated for Best Animated Film at the 2020 Academy Awards. Wanting to watch as many of the Oscar films as I can, time and motivation permitting, we decided to check it out. The story…

Series Review: Sex Education (Season 2)

If you’ve already read my review of season one, you will already know that I was a big fan of the Netflix series when it aired early last year so I think it is fair to say that I was pretty excited for the new season. I settled down to watch a couple of episodes…