OSCAR PREVIEW + 4 expected winner reviews

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OSCARS SPECIAL With the awards season upon us, it’s time to a look at four of the most nominated films for the Oscars having already banged the drum for the superb Get Out a few months ago. THE POST Oscar … Continue reading

Film review – A Monster Calls

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A MONSTER CALLS Heartbreaking real world fantasy about a boy facing up to losing his mother to cancer, directed by JA Bayona and starring Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones and the voice of Liam Neeson. Sometimes a film hits you so … Continue reading

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Film review – Bridget Jones’s Baby

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BRIDGET JONES’S BABY After a very long wait, everyone’s favourite kooky heroine Bridget finally returns to our screens with a new look, a successful career and is seemingly in charge of her life at last. What could possibly go wrong … Continue reading

Film review – Hail Caesar !

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HAIL CAESAR ! Reverential spoof of the golden age of Hollywood written, produced and directed by the Coen Brothers, starring George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes. Harking back to the halcyon days of yore … Continue reading

Film Review – Burnt

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BURNT Angry chef drama set in London, with Bradley Cooper in full-on “Gordon Ramsey mode”. Also starring Sienna Miller and Omar Sy with support from Emma Thompson, Uma Thurman and Alicia Vikander. I like Bradley Cooper and I’ve followed his career … Continue reading

Film review – Jurassic World

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JURASSIC WORLD The latest in a long line of blockbusters released this year, the fourth movie in the Jurassic series picks up the story fourteen years on from JP3 and stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and a very big, very scary … Continue reading

Film review – Spy

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SPY Espionage comedy spoof from the creators of Bridesmaids and The Heat, starring Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law and Jason Statham. In a story that could well have been from a Bond, Bourne or Bauer thriller, Spy focuses on a madman with … Continue reading

Film review – Man Up

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MAN UP A very British, very modern romcom, starring Simon Pegg, Lake Bell and Rory Kinnear. Simon Pegg’s done very well for himself, hasn’t he ? Not only does he get to hang out with the likes of Tom Cruise … Continue reading

Film review – Tomorrowland

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TOMORROWLAND Disney does sci-fi in this epic family adventure, starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Hugh Laurie. Disney doesn’t often dabble in science fiction, which is a shame because when it does, it usually gets it right. Flight Of The Navigator was a … Continue reading

Film review – San Andreas

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SAN ANDREAS Earthquake disaster movie in the grand old tradition of The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure, starring Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino. It’s been a long time since I watched a proper disaster movie. There was last year’s … Continue reading