Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit US/New Zealand (2019) Dir. Taika Waititi Back in the 1940s, especially in Britain, comedies about Hitler and the war were quite common, designed to lift the spirits of the nation as plucky British soldiers gave the Hun what for. Since then, satirising this period of history has waned drastically - until now… During … Continue reading Jojo Rabbit

The Vast Of Night

The Vast Of Night US (2019) Dir. Andrew Patterson What it is that makes us believe in something?  Most people have to see it or have some sort of tangible evidence before accepting the truth, some are happy to take the word of others if they sound convincing enough. Quite often, an unusual situation will … Continue reading The Vast Of Night

Lady Bird

Lady Bird US (2017) Dir. Greta Gerwig Sometimes, one finds themselves overwhelmed by the hype of something that instead of seeing what all the fuss is about, they are actively put off by it. Lady Bird is a film I’ve avoided watching due to how it was deified to the point of distraction when it … Continue reading Lady Bird

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man US (2020) Dir. Leigh Whannell Some people can’t see what is in front of them, especially with regard to the truth. They only see what they want to see and are not prepared to consider an alternative point of view. If they would open their eyes and look out beyond… Have I … Continue reading The Invisible Man

A Foreign Affair

A Foreign Affair US (1948) Dir. Billy Wilder They say all is fair in love and war, but never offer any advice for when the two happen to overlap. One could argue Shakespeare covered this with Romeo And Juliet but a spat between two families is not the same as global conflict. So, it’s over … Continue reading A Foreign Affair

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse US (2019) Dir. Robert Eggers Loneliness can be a real killer, which is why “lighthouse keeper” is hardly at the top of any list of career choices, though these days they are probably computer operated. Back in the days of yore however, a human presence was a necessity and even then, it wasn’t … Continue reading The Lighthouse

Knives Out

Knives Out US (2019) Dir. Rian Johnson Families - we meant to love them unconditionally but they sure know how to push our buttons like nobody else, maybe even enough to drive us to murder. Well hopefully not, that would be terrible but then again there are some twisted people out there, especially if there … Continue reading Knives Out

One, Two, Three

One, Two, Three US (1961) Dir. Billy Wilder “Any world that can produce the Taj Mahal, William Shakespeare, and Stripe toothpaste can't be all bad.” You’d think that but there is always something to spoil the good things in life, and it is usually politics. The Cold War and the bifurcation of Germany in the … Continue reading One, Two, Three

Joker

Joker US (2019) Dir. Todd Phillips “Everybody is awful these days. It’s enough to make anyone crazy!” The black sheep of the nominees for Best Film at this year’s Oscars has divided opinion and will no doubt to continue to do so. It’s a film that breaks a few rules, one being a comic book … Continue reading Joker

It Chapter Two

It Chapter Two US (2019) Dir. Andy Muschietti Sequels are often hard depending on the success of the first film and the story being told, whether it is continuing an overarching plot or progressing a singular franchise. For It Chapter Two, it is more a case of the former but has a lot to live … Continue reading It Chapter Two