The Favourite

The Favourite (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) Running Time: 120 minutes approx. If you’re going to do a modern update of All About Eve then you might as well set it in 18th century England if that makes sense. If it does, you’ve clearly seen the previous films from … Continue reading The Favourite

La La Land

La La Land US (2016) Dir. Damien Chazelle Having birthed a new generation of jazz fans through his impressive debut Whiplash (my top film of 2015) Damien Chazelle continues to espouse his love for jazz, this time within the context of breaking down another “uncool” barrier for modern film fans - the musical. A staple … Continue reading La La Land

Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance)

Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) US (2014) Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu This meta satire on the fame game was the big winner at this year’s Oscars, including bagging the Best Film award. It’s a modestly budgeted affair which recouped its expenditure six times over yet was hardly a blockbuster, and follows an unconventional … Continue reading Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Sony) Running Time: 136 minutes approx Despite mixed reviews the The Amazing Spider-Man reboot in 2012 was successful enough to please the money men at Columbia studios so little time was inevitably wasted in announcing a sequel to the world. Andrew Garfield returns as the friendly … Continue reading The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man

  The Amazing Spider-Man (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Sony) Running Time: 131 minutes approx Hollywood has comes under fire for quite a few years now for the paucity of fresh ideas for their output and the subsequent reliance on remakes, reboots and adaptations of old TV shows and video games. If ever there was … Continue reading The Amazing Spider-Man