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The Room, Revenant, The Big Short, and Our Brand is Crisis

The Room, Revenant, The Big Short, and Our Brand is Crisis

As usual for this time of the year, the cinema screens are flooded with the major awards contenders, and the odd one that slipped through the net… The Revenant About…

Review of Creed

Review of Creed

In anticipation of watching Creed, I revisited the original Rocky film for the first time in many years. Maybe it was tainted by the increasingly awful sequels, but I was…

Review of The Hateful Eight

Review of The Hateful Eight

In my review of Joy, I questioned whether the director, David O Russell, has been given too much free rein. The same question could be asked of Quentin Tarantino and…

Review of Joy

Review of Joy

Director David O Russell’s has a pretty impressive CV, dating back to Spanking the Monkey in 1994. His last two films, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, have raised him…

Review of The Danish Girl

Review of The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl, based on the true story of transsexual artist Einar Wegener, seems sure to secure Eddie Redmayne another Oscar nomination after last year’s win. He is obviously in…

2015 film awards

2015 film awards

It’s time again for my third annual awards. Eligible films are those that were released in the UK for the first time in 2015.   This year, I have 198…

On demand reviews…

On demand reviews…

Eleven of these are available on Amazon Prime Video, though with a rental fee, and some of them for the same price on Blinkbox… Appropriate Behaviour Desiree Akhavan wrote, directs…

Alternatives to Star Wars..

Alternatives to Star Wars..

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse This was released a month or so ago, but has made a comeback at one of my local cinemas, but after I was the…