Whilst I have really enjoyed writing reviews on my own website I have been thinking about this for a while. The original premise of my site, to write small succinct reviews of films has morphed into something else and it feels like the name, MiniMediaReviews, has been somewhat misleading. So […]

Change of Scenery

How did you find 2018’s quality of films? As always, there are people who will say it was an under-impressive year and others that it shone (and some people who maybe thought it was merely alright). For me, 2018 was a year packed with a great variety of films, and of […]

Top 20 Films of 2018

Spider-man again? Another reboot? Yep, BUT…… This is not your average reboot/reimagining/rehash. In fact, Into the Spider-Verse knows this so well that it actively plays with the Spider-Man origin story trope and I love it even more because of this. Basing the story and characters from the comic books of […]

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Creed II manages to bring back some memories of the Rocky franchise and the Cold War fight between Russia and the US, but ultimately fails to bring the hype or the emotion needed to be compared favourably to its predecessors and even live up to the new energy that Creed […]

Creed II

I have heard if from the mouth of the man himself, a special request by director Terry Gilliam: Do not talk about the time taken to get this film made. Do not mention it in your review. Ok then, fair enough. Onwards! Toby Grisoni (Adam Driver), a director of adverts, […]

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

The Guilty is Gustav Möller’s 85 minute film of passive intensity. Written and directed by Möller and in combination with Jasper J. Spanning’s up close and personal cinematography it is everything that you would expect from a chamber piece/chamber drama. Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) has been put onto call centre duty […]

The Guilty

Adapted from his own short story of the same name and directed by Matthew Holness, Possum is an extremely dark tale with a delightfully awkward performance from Sean Harris as Philip in both his voice and mannerisms. Returning home to his run down house, years after his parents died in […]


Over the past week at the Cambridge Film Festival I have been watching a lot of films and the most wonderful thing about that is that about 80-90% of them have been foreign language film. Having such a variety of film from a variety of countries certainly lead to a […]


Life Itself is well intentioned and tries to do a lot but in the end it comes out a little bit messy and a lot contrived. Director Dan Fogelman’s choice to compartmentalise the film into chapters doesn’t help the flow but it also attempts to mitigate this by having a strong […]

Life Itself

Mug (or Twarz which is Polish for “face” or “mug”) is the latest film written and directed by Małgorzata Szumowska. This darkly comedic film won the Silver Bear (runner up award) at the 68th Berlin Film Festival. This really is a film of two halves: the first being the snapshot into the […]

Mug (Twarz)