Only Lovers Left Alive Review

Ever since Twilight, we’ve been spoiled for choice with vampire films. It feels like there was a collective urge amongst filmmakers to wipe the memories of those films from our minds and remind us what makes vampire films so good. We’ve had great comedies like What We Do In The Shadows and more experimental fare… Continue reading Only Lovers Left Alive Review

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Review

My relationship with The Hobbit films has been a bit strenuous to say the least. Whilst I loved An Unexpected Journey, I was profoundly disappointed by Desolation of Smaug. Now we come to not only the end of The Hobbit series but also the end of Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth films and I have to… Continue reading The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Review

Paddington Review

When I first heard about Paddington, I was not convinced the film would work, hell I did a post when the first poster was released about it. As time as gone on though, and I’ve heard more about the film, my optimism regarding Paddington has only increased, buoyed by the overwhelmingly positive reviews. After seeing… Continue reading Paddington Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Review

I have a complicated history with The Hunger Games series. I haven’t read the books, with my introduction to the series being the first film, and I hated that film. I found it to be incredibly derivative, poorly directed and many of the characters were completely forgettable and I had no intention of carrying on… Continue reading The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Review

The Imitation Game Review

I don’t think there was anyone more important to the world of technology than Alan Turing. His research has been incredibly important for the development of artificial intelligence and his work at Bletchley Park was the forerunner to the modern computer age. Even in the world of film Turing’s influence cannot be denied, notably the… Continue reading The Imitation Game Review

Interstellar Review

All throughout the year, Interstellar has been my most anticipated film. Nolan is my favourite director working today and has made many of my favourite films, mainly The Dark Knight, The Prestige and Inception, so of course I was hyped for this film. Warner Bros clearly had a lot of trust in Nolan as they… Continue reading Interstellar Review

Nightcrawler Review

Over the past few months, we’ve seen a number of films come out looking at the state of the modern media. From comedies like Anchorman 2, to action films like The Hunger Games, to thrillers like Gone Girl, there’s been this prevailing sense of how the media exploits certain stories and relies more on shock… Continue reading Nightcrawler Review

The Boxtrolls Review

I have a bit of a mixed reaction to the films of Laika. Whilst they have always shown a great talent for animation, they haven’t always had the best stories. Whilst Coraline was excellent, I felt ParaNorman was pretty weak for the most part, despite having an excellent ending. With The Boxtrolls though, Laika are… Continue reading The Boxtrolls Review

Maps to the Stars Review

Over the past few months, a film that I had been really intrigued to watch had been the new David Cronenberg film, Maps to the Stars. The trailers made it look like a really intriguing pitch black satire on Hollywood and after Julianne Moore won Best Actress at Cannes my interest grew as Moore is… Continue reading Maps to the Stars Review