Ma

Ma US (2019) Dir. Tate Taylor Never depend on the kindness of strangers. It didn’t do Blanche Dubois any good and there is a very good chance it might not always work out for you either, as you never know just into whose hands you are putting your life. Teenager Maggie Thompson (Diana Silvers) moves … Continue reading Ma

Greta

Greta US (2018) Dir. Neil Jordan Making friends is hard for some people, especially if they are getting on a bit and their family is no longer with them. They crave company and welcome any sort of human contact when it comes their way, which sometimes might be construed as them being a bit needy. … Continue reading Greta

Man Of A Thousand Faces

Man Of A Thousand Faces  (Cert PG) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 122 minutes approx. Release Date – October 28th Man Of A Thousand Faces might refer to any male politicians but flippancy aside, it is in fact a biopic of an overlooked legendary trailblazer of early 20th century cinema, make-up genius … Continue reading Man Of A Thousand Faces

It

It US (2017) Dir. Andy Muschietti Coulrophobia is the fear of clowns. This might sound odd to be afraid of costumed japers whose sole remit is to entertain us and make us laugh with their slapstick antics, so what exactly is there to be afraid of? At least with spiders or confined spaces it is … Continue reading It

Booksmart

Booksmart US (2019) Dir. Olivia Wilde Since Bridesmaids proved women could do vulgar, gross-out comedies like the men, the trend continues in allowing girls to behave badly on the big screen. The latest entry in this equality cinema oeuvre, directed by actress Olivia Wilde, takes on the perennial trope of the nerdy unpopular teen high … Continue reading Booksmart

The Mark Of Zorro

The Mark Of Zorro US (1920) Dir. Fred Niblo Some aspects of being a vigilante will never change - namely hiding behind a mask and alter ego. Nowadays it is far easier to pull this off as modern vigilantes do their work via computer thus have no need to show their faces, but in days … Continue reading The Mark Of Zorro

The Major And The Minor

The Major And The Minor (Cert U) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 100 minutes approx. Release Date – September 23rd You will hear people say regarding old films, “They don’t make them like they used to”, though there are some instances where this might not be a bad thing, though it pains … Continue reading The Major And The Minor