Tag: film review

My Cousin Rachel – Film Review

Roger Michel’s My Cousin Rachel, the latest in a long line of Daphne du Maurier adaptations (one that began with Alfred Hitchcock’s 1939 adaptation of Jamaica Inn) is a tale of romance, deception and mystery. The narrative centres upon Phillip, a young English orphan...

/ 30th June 2017

Baby Driver – Film Review

Edgar Wright’s new fire-fuelled romantic heist thriller is the first he has made since completing the beloved Cornetto trilogy, and there are no signs of him slowing down with this two-hour adrenaline charged joy ride. Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a...

/ 22nd June 2017

Julian Barratt brings Mindhorn out of retirement in a wickedly funny sleuth spoof

If years of watching films has taught me anything, it is that spoof films rarely occupy a middle ground – they are normally either wickedly funny, or painfully unfunny. Thankfully, Mindhorn, starring and co-written by Julian Barratt (co-creator of The Mighty...

/ 16th May 2017

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery: The Imitation Game

  Mildly amusing at times, possibly complicated at others. The Imitation Game is a film about a typical English romance between a man and his computer. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the mathematician, Alan Turing who developed the first computer and managed to...

/ 18th November 2014

Mini reviews – The Family (2013)

Robert De Niro plays Giovanni Manzoni in this action crime comedy. It’s no surprise seeing Robert De Niro as a Mafioso, it’s kind of what every one expects. However ‘The Family’ portrays him in a completely different way – joined by...

/ 18th March 2014

Film review – The Kings of Summer (2013)

‘The Kings of Summer’ is a coming-of-age tale with a difference, managing to meld together comedy and drama in equal doses with offbeat humour taking centre stage alongside some truly heartbreaking moments. We focus on three teens: Joe, a lad...

/ 12th November 2013

Film review – Runner Runner (2013)

Before I went to see this film, I will admit that I was a little skeptical about whether Justin Timberlake’s acting chops would be able to measure up to his awesome musical talent. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find...

/ 4th November 2013

Film review – Pacific Rim (2013)

This highly anticipated sci-fi blockbuster was jam packed with action and will surely be considered among the best films of the summer. When gigantic creatures named ‘Kaiju’ start rising from beneath the ocean and attacking cities taking the lives of...

/ 1st August 2013

Film review – The Hangover Part III (2013)

  This film was entitled “The End” by the director and cast members alike, but is it really the end for the Wolfpack? The Hangover typically started with a clip involving Alan Garner, played superbly again by Zach Galifianakis in...

/ 26th June 2013