Movie review – The Father

The Father UK/France (2020) Dir. Florian Zeller You don’t need me to tell you dementia is one of the cruellest diseases inflicted upon humankind, for both the sufferer and those around them, especially the loved ones forced to watch their decline on a daily basis. Many films have been made on this subject to great … Continue reading Movie review – The Father

Movie Review – Top Dog

Top Dog UK (2014) Dir. Martin Kemp “This is all a bit Lock, Stock, innit?” Mr. Ritchie does have a lot to answer for as his seminal 1998 debut saw a resurgence in the gangster film in the UK, mostly via direct-to-DVD outings. This means one of two things - they are very cheap and … Continue reading Movie Review – Top Dog

Movie Review – The Titfield Thunderbolt

The Titfield Thunderbolt UK (1953) Dir. Charles Crichton Governments are supposed to work for the people and ensure the country runs smoothly and that everybody has a good, healthy life. So why is it they end up serving themselves instead and screwing it up for the rest of us? At least there is one thing … Continue reading Movie Review – The Titfield Thunderbolt

Movie Review – The Pure Hell Of St Trinian’s

The Pure Hell Of St Trinian's UK (1960) Dir. Frank Launder In Blue Murder At St. Trinian's, the second film in the series based on the cartoon strip by Ronald Searle, the ghastly girls of the titular school ran riot across Europe. With world domination assuredly not far behind, this time they set their sights … Continue reading Movie Review – The Pure Hell Of St Trinian’s

Movie Review – Blue Murder At St. Trinian’s

Blue Murder At St. Trinian's UK (1957) Dir. Frank Launder One the key things about comedy films is how they are the easiest genre to suspend disbelief for, otherwise we’d never enjoy them. Take the St. Trinian's series for example - with its reputation as the worst run, least performing, and most troublesome school in … Continue reading Movie Review – Blue Murder At St. Trinian’s

Movie Review – The Belles Of St. Trinian’s

The Belles Of St. Trinian's UK (1954) Dir. Frank Launder You know that 19th century nursery rhyme which postulates “Sugar and spice and all things nice/That's what little girls are made of”? I bet the writer of this ditty would have been eating his words if he ever heard of the girls attending a certain … Continue reading Movie Review – The Belles Of St. Trinian’s

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 – Naked

Naked UK (1993) Dir. Mike Leigh “I’m interested in life” So says the man who spends two hours plus of our time pondering how it is all going to end, and seemingly going out of his way to annoy everyone he meets and getting beaten up for his troubles. Johnny (David Thewlis) is drifter from … Continue reading Movie Review – Naked

Movie Review – Yesterday

Yesterday UK (2019) Dir. Danny Boyle Whether you like them or you don’t, it is hard - nay impossible - to imagine a world in which The Beatles didn’t exist. Their impact on popular culture, not just in Britain but across the globe, is unprecedented and still has a huge impact to this day. So, … Continue reading Movie Review – Yesterday

Movie Review – The Gentlemen

The Gentlemen UK (2019) Dir. Guy Ritchie Criminals know they are not nice people though I doubt they really care as they long as they have money, power, and loyal scumbags willing to get their hands dirty on their behalf. So, how is it then that even though they know criminals are also awful people … Continue reading Movie Review – The Gentlemen