Movie Review – The Conjuring 2

The Conjuring 2 US (2016) Dir. James Wan Back in the 1980s, when there was something strange in your neighbourhood, you would call Ghostbusters - in the 1970s it was husband and wife paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. They became well known in the US for their ghost busting, so it was inevitable they … Continue reading Movie Review – The Conjuring 2

Movie Review – Spiral: From The Book Of Saw

Spiral: From The Book Of Saw US (2021) Dir. Darren Lynn Bousman Just when you thought it was safe… After seven films we all thought the SAW franchise ended in 2010 until The Spierig Brothers revived it with Jigsaw in 2017. It seemed there as renewed interest created by this addendum and you know what … Continue reading Movie Review – Spiral: From The Book Of Saw

Movie Review – Luca

Luca US (2021) Dir. Enrico Casarosa One specific corner of the filmmaking world that was fortunate enough not to suffer from the Covid shutdown was the animation sector. Think about it - all the work could be done at home, even the voice acting! Pixar certainly took advantage of this, whacking out both Soul and … Continue reading Movie Review – Luca

Movie Review – The Green Knight

The Green Knight (Cert 15) Theatrical/VOD (Distributor: A24/Amazon Prime) Running Time: 130 minutes approx. Release Date – September 24th It might be obtuse to say but the Medieval film has been somewhat ruined by Monty Python & The Holy Grail hilarious deconstruction the genre; one has never been able to see brave knights on a … Continue reading Movie Review – The Green Knight

Movie Review – Black Widow

Black Widow US (2021) Dir. Cate Shortland I know, Black Widow was killed in Avengers Endgame but the great thing about films is you can set a story at any time, as is the case with this fleshing out of the history of the prominent female member of the Avengers. Set in 2016, Natasha Romanoff … Continue reading Movie Review – Black Widow

Movie Review – The Graduate

The Graduate US (1967) Dir. Mike Nichols “Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?” I recall first watching this film many years ago and was left wondering what all the fuss was about. Since it was screened on BBC 1 the other night, I decided maybe I should give it another go, now … Continue reading Movie Review – The Graduate

Movie Review – A Quiet Place Part II

A Quiet Place Part II US (2021) Dir. John Krasinski You knew this sequel was coming, and not just to capitalise on the success of the 2018 hit A Quiet Place, but because the original story was left open enough to accommodate a follow up. If you recall, an alien attack by creatures with poor … Continue reading Movie Review – A Quiet Place Part II

Movie Review – Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman UK/US (2020) Dir. Emerald Fennell “Can you guess what every woman’s worst nightmare is?” In this post #MeToo /Weinstein era, Hollywood has been treading carefully around the subject of how women are portrayed in film when reflecting on how they are portrayed in society. It’s unfortunate that society still has some bad … Continue reading Movie Review – Promising Young Woman

Movie Review – The Producers

The Producers US (1967) Dir. Mel Brooks "I was so careful... I picked the wrong play, the wrong director, the wrong cast... where did I go right?" We can only hope that nobody tried to emulate the scam as perpetrated in this classic comedy from Mel Brooks, although there have been many cases of con … Continue reading Movie Review – The Producers

Movie Review – Irma la Douce

Irma la Douce US (1963) Dir. Billy Wilder Okay, so you meet a nice girl and think she is the one, except she has a job that isn’t so nice and you’d rather she gave it up, but she doesn’t want to because it is her way of life. So, how do you go about … Continue reading Movie Review – Irma la Douce