Molly’s Game

Everybody wants to be a filmmaker, or so it seems. Of course, actors making the move behind the camera has become common practice, but with Molly’s Game it is award-winning scriptwriter Aaron Sorkin who has decided to try his hand at the directing caper. Having penned the likes of The Social Network, Moneyball and TV’s The […]

The Shape of Water

It is common knowledge that Guillermo del Toro loves monsters. The Mexican director has made no secret of the fact and his obsession has been articulated on screen before with the superb Pan’s Labyrinth and, to a lesser extent, in the two Hellboy movies. Having ventured, less successfully, into the more traditional horror and sci-fi […]

The Post

Set in the early 1970’s during a time of growing anger at America’s continued involvement in the Vietnam War, Steven Spielberg’s latest doesn’t focus on the conflict itself, instead shining some light on the machinations behind the scenes; the deceit and dishonesty by the Government in relation to how, and why, decisions were made and […]

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

There are indeed three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, sitting dilapidated, unused and largely unseen given their location alongside a quiet country road. However, they soon become the centre of attention when grief-stricken Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) rents the signs in a bid to hold local Police Chief William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson) accountable for what she […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

There are many people whose claims of fandom towards a particular movie franchise are worthy of our deepest suspicion. These are the types who use words like passion and obsession whenever they describe their relationship with a particular film/s and think nothing of dressing as their favourite character or speaking in a fictitious language. The […]

The Florida Project

Following his breakout hit Tangerine, the next project for director Sean Baker was always going to attract plenty of interest and, understandably, much anticipation. Filmed on an iPhone (as much a gimmick as anything I would think), Tangerine explored the humour and hardship of those living on the margins of mainstream society in Los Angeles […]

The Best Flicks of 2017

Here we are again. We have reached the end of another year and it is time to look back at the movies of the last 12 months to identify the best releases of the year. Unlike other lists of this type which flood the internet, newspapers and magazines, mine has been compiled at the end […]