Tag Archives: movie review

That’s a rap!

For a comedy drama about an aspiring rap singer from New Jersey, the critically acclaimed Patti Cake$ feels oddly British in its indie film aesthetic. Sitting somewhere between Edgar Wright’s smart domestic observations and Shane Meadows’ sharp social commentary, it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A world of pure imagination

Very early on in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, there is a reference to Willy Wonka’s ‘World of pure imagination’, and this is most definitely where you will spend the next two and a bit hours (although … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hit and Miss Sloane

Sometimes a film that you didn’t think much of at the time, stays with you and grows on you until you feel compelled to see it again. You convince yourself you have missed something and that it is actually much … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hampstead Grief

I am proud to say that many of my movie reviews appear on the website of The Light Cinema, both locally and across the country. However, I don’t think they will be posting this one. With the cinema in mind, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Sound of Lady MacBeth

I talked recently, on Wirral Radio’s Film Friday, about how impressed I had been with A Dog’s Purpose for not going overboard with its score. Instead of the rising and falling strings you would expect from such an emotive film, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fences

It is ironic that you can tell how moving a film was by how little moving goes on when it finishes, and in Monday night’s showing of Fences, no one reached for their coats until several minutes into the closing … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

You’ll Get Out What You Put In

Writer director Jordan Peele’s latest teen horror, Get Out, certainly ticks all the boxes for the genre. Good looking, young, sexy lead couple: check. Embarrassingly friendly olds: check. Perfectly innocent setting where things are not quite what they seem: check. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment