Awards Season, Reviews / 30.01.2020

It seems these days we are in desperate need of feel-good movies more than ever before. The cinema has always provided gentle refuge from the chaos of the real world, and nothing offers blissful escapism quite like a heartwarming adventure with a dose of sweetness that's genuinely irresistible. A film like The Peanut Butter Falcon (the title will make sense eventually) knows exactly how to push the right buttons to make your heart soar. What a joy it is to kick the decade off with one of the...

Reviews / 04.11.2018

I must preface this piece by stating you're likely going to see plenty of film critics giving Suspiria a rave review. Some may even give it five stars. The word "masterpiece" will probably be thrown around more than a few times. And that's entirely fine. For an arthouse film like this, reactions are bound to be hugely varied. Much like last year's mother! (which I loved), this will no doubt stand as the year's most divisive film. As I always say, an opinion of a film is entirely subjective. No...

Reviews / 11.10.2018

One by one, a group of seemingly innocent strangers arrive at a deserted location. Each harbours their own scandalous secrets and personal motivations for being in this particular spot at this particular time. None are what they seem. Some are good. Most are bad. One is very bad. And over the next two-and-a-half hours, all will slowly be revealed. No, we're not talking about The Hateful Eight. It's the deliciously entertaining but exhaustively long Bad Times at the El Royale, the second feature film from writer/director Drew Goddard, which (for better or worse)...