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New Christmas movies

New Christmas movies

Now, I’m a sucker for a Christmas movie, and at this time of year can happily sit through a clich√© ridden, sentimental, made for TV film on Channel 5 or…

Review of Death of a Gentleman

Review of Death of a Gentleman

A stunning documentary co directed by one of my favourite cricket journalists, Jarrod Kimber, with Sam Collins, this is really one of the highlights of my viewing year. Starting out…

Review of I Believe in Miracles

Review of I Believe in Miracles

A smart documentary about Nottingham Forest rise from second division strugglers o European Football Champions under Brian Clough, I Believe in Miracles has little in it that would be new…

Review of Victor Frankenstein

Review of Victor Frankenstein

Another telling of the familiar monster story, though this focuses much more on the creator rather than the creature, hence the title. It is stylishly enough presented and it has…

Review of Bridge of Spies

Review of Bridge of Spies

A few years ago, I feared that Steven Spielberg’s career was in terminal decline. After the underrated Munich in 2005 which was as good as anything he has made outside…

Review of Carol

Review of Carol

Possibly the current front-runner to win the best film prize at the Oscars, Todd Haynes’ Carol is a beautifully delivered and involving love story. Set in New York in the…

Review of Black Mass

Review of Black Mass

Picked out some time ago as a ‘comeback’ for Johnny Depp after years in Pirates and Tim Burton hell, it’s fair to say that Black Mass, which is based on…