Category Archives: Film

Review: Rocketman (2019)

ROCKETMAN is the second musical I’ve really loved this year. Whereas the first, WILD ROSE kept its cowboy-booted feet firmly on the ground, the story of the man formally known as Reg Dwight’s formative years and breakthrough floats off into … Continue reading

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Review: Good Omens (2019)

GOOD OMENS has been a Biblically long time coming. Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman seemed to have given up after years of false starts at adapting their 1990 fantasy novel but Pratchett’s terminal illness and Gaiman’s promise to him finally … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Loqueesha (2019)

“Official Selection – San Luis Obispo International Film Festival 2019”. Me neither. Five minutes into LOQUEESHA, writer-director-star Jeremy Saville hasn’t started talking like what he thinks black people talk like yet, but he has done a wildly offensive Gandhi impression … Continue reading

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Review: Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

I’m not going to say the general critical consensus on GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS is grossly unfair – each to their own. I thought it was halfway decent, but only if I didn’t think about it too much. Come … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2018/19)

This might not surprise you given its title, but THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT is a weird creature. But it’s not necessary weird for the reasons you might expect. Aside from an early prop gag and … Continue reading

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Review: Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)

Is DETECTIVE PIKACHU the best video game movie ever made? Probably. Does it stand up as a film in its own right? Mostly. Sorry if it seems like I’m sitting on the fence with this one but I’m genuinely struggling … Continue reading

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Review: Amazing Grace (2018/19)

This might be stating the obvious but Aretha Franklin had a voice that made you sit up and take notice. I don’t think I’d ever watched extended footage of her singing live. AMAZING GRACE, the salvaged footage of an abandoned … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts More: Endgame

The following piece contains major spoilers for AVENGERS: ENDGAME. Alright, are we all caught up? OK then. Endgame is one of those particularly difficult movies to wax lyrical about (and I intend to) without talking about the specific things you … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Soni (2018/19)

The best thing about Netflix as a service is how it encourages the democratisation of cinema. So many promising new, diverse voices would not have an outlet without the streaming giant. SONI is a hidden gem, and you should all … Continue reading

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Review: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Oddly enough, despite its 1970s setting, cold grey rooms and tweed, Tomas Alfredson’s adaptation of John Le Carré’s TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY feels more relevant and connective than ever. Maybe it’s because the modern world we live in is becoming … Continue reading

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