Hidden Figures

Last year's Oscars were accused of being an underrepresentation of minority actors and films. This accusation did have validity, 2016 was the whitest of white of a very white male award season, so it is refreshing to see there are more films with minority groups involved receiving the recognition they deserve. One such film cleverly... Continue Reading →

The Lego Batman Movie

Continuing from the Lego Movie, Lego Batman (voiced by Arrested Developments Will Arnett) is an egocentric narcissist with intimacy issues, who must overcome his flaws to learn a lesson in teamwork and trust to defeat his greatest enemy, the Joker.   The film uses the same colourful and vibrant aesthetic that was used in the... Continue Reading →

50 Shades Darker

So my Valentines day this year, like that of many film critics was hampered somewhat by the mandatory viewing of a film series that I would have otherwise avoided if I didn't decide that I wanted to force my opinion on other people professionally. 50 Shades of Grey has become a phenomenon; it is commendable... Continue Reading →


Directed by Jeff Nichols of Take Shelter, Mud and Midnight Special fame, Loving follows the 1967 civil rights case, Loving V. Virginia, where interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, were exiled from their home of Caroline, County Virginia for breaking the anti-miscegenation laws.   The film is beautiful. Shot by Adam Stone on 35mm film,... Continue Reading →

T2 Trainspotting

In 1996 a film called Trainspotting launched the careers of a little known Scottish Director Danny Boyle and a Scottish actor, Ewan McGregor. Twenty years, numerous films and awards later the pair revisit their past, both literally and figuratively in the sequel T2 Trainspotting. Based on the work of Scottish Author Irvine Welsh, T2 follows... Continue Reading →

Hacksaw Ridge

World War Two is a popular film setting. It is also a popular choice for films looking for the coveted golden statues. Maybe it’s because WWII was the last conflict with an easy villain, easy heroes, a suitable distance between the period and present day or maybe it’s because the Academy is made up of... Continue Reading →

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