T2: TRAINSPOTTING – FILM REVIEW

Choose getting it right. Choose a worthy successor to the original. Choose one of the finest ensemble casts in cinema. Choose T2: Trainspotting. In this day and age if any film is remotely successful, then studio executives with dollar bills flashing in their eyes will leap at the chance for a sequel/prequel/spin-off. Therefore the announcement […]

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HACKSAW RIDGE – FILM REVIEW

A well crafted, perhaps overly patriotic film finds a glimmer of hope among the brutality of war. Hacksaw Ridge tells us the story of Desmond Doss, a combat medic on the front line of battle during WWII, who refused to carry a weapon of any kind. The tale is quite remarkable, and unsurprisingly has been […]

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La La Land – Film Review

Leave your preconceptions at home for this dazzling piece of work. An unavoidable film, but equally unmissable. As I walked across town this morning (humming La La Land’s central track “City of Stars”) three buses in a row passed by emblazoned with La La Land posters, proclaiming it “The best film of the year!” A […]

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SPLIT – FILM REVIEW

M Night Shyamalan’s latest film Split, is a dark and tense if not sometimes confused thriller. If anything, you have to admit that James Macavoy’s career is a diverse one. He’s kicked ass and bent bullets alongside Angelina Jolie in “Wanted”, trotted through the snowy paths of Narnia in “The Lion, The Witch and The […]

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