Matilda: The Musical Review

Roald Dahl’s Matilda is one of those stories I will always have nostalgia for. I remember listening to the audio book and watching the Danny DeVito film a lot when I was younger and, when I first saw it on stage, I loved the musical version of Matilda. So I was intrigued when a film… Continue reading Matilda: The Musical Review

Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio Review

Since it was first announced, this version of Pinocchio was immediately one of my most anticipated films. The idea of Guillermo Del Toro doing a stop motion version of Pinocchio set in Mussolini’s Italy was fascinating to me and, after the pretty terrible remake of the Disney version, I wanted to see a really good… Continue reading Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio Review

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Review

The first Knives Out was a great example of how original, mid budget movies can still work in the modern cinema landscape. Rian Johnson, following the brilliance of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, was able to make a brilliant revival of the whodunnit genre, and I was really excited to see how he would continue… Continue reading Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Review

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Review

The first Black Panther is a clear high point in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was the first superhero film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars and it was a cultural touchstone when it was released. Naturally, this made a sequel inevitable, but tragedy struck in 2020 with the death of Chadwick… Continue reading Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Review

London Film Festival 2022: The Banshees of Inisherin Review

So now we’ve come to the final film I’ve seen in person at this year’s London Film Festival. There may be some other reviews of films that are on BFI Player, but I’m not going to make any promises. This is a film that is fairly close to release but one I have been looking… Continue reading London Film Festival 2022: The Banshees of Inisherin Review

London Film Festival 2022: Nezouh Review

The penultimate film I’ve seen at this year’s London Film Festival is another one that is in the official competition, and is fairly symbiotic with the first film I’ve seen at the festival. Whilst The Swimmers was told from a more general perspective (in terms of the creative team), mainly due to Jack Thorne being… Continue reading London Film Festival 2022: Nezouh Review

London Film Festival 2022: Women Talking Review

For the next film I’ve seen at the London Film Festival, I wanted to go to one of the big premieres. Of the ones that I was able to get tickets for, I decided to go with Women Talking. Whilst I’m not fully familiar with the work of Sarah Polley behind the camera, looking into… Continue reading London Film Festival 2022: Women Talking Review