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This may feel like a short novella but I found that it was fantastically well written from start to finish. The sparse, efficient use of language is so different from […]

You Were Never Really Here by Jonathan Ames



I’m going to have a go but I’m sure that I am in no way going to do this book justice in this review! Best thing to do is to […]

The Power by Naomi Alderman



Ridley Scott’s decision to remove Kevin Spacey in light of recent accusations/events and replace him with reshoots starring Christopher Plummer was a really good, if a mostly financially motivated, choice. […]

All The Money In The World



Now the year has officially finished I can fill out my end of year list. With more films watched this year than I have ever done (probably! Seeing as this […]

My Top 20 Films for 2017



Witnesses: A Frozen Death is a French crime drama, borrowing more than a little from the ever-so-successful Scandi-noir stable but it also manages to carve out a little new ground […]

Witnesses: A Frozen Death



If you are after more of what you got from The Force Awakens then this isn’t the film that you are looking for. Rian Johnson has done a really good […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi



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In only showing you the moments before going on stage to present and unveil his latest creations, this shouldn’t be as exciting and intriguing as it actually is. The premise […]

Steve Jobs



The trailer for the forthcoming Annihilation film, written and directed by the superb Alex Garland (Ex Machina (his amazing debut as director), 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Never Let Me Go […]

Annihilation by Jeff Vendermeer



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A dark, tormented soul, Joe (Joaquin Phoenix) is a finder and returner of taken/kidnapped children. He stumbles onto something that is larger than expected and the resultant fallout changes everything. […]

You Were Never Really Here



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This was my first experience of a Yorgos Lanthimos film and it definitely WAS an experience. Steven (Colin Farrell) is a cardio-surgeon and he has befriended the son of one […]

The Killing of a Sacred Deer