Thelma is another growing up story, a finding yourself/coming of age tale with a twist. As Norway’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2018 Oscars and much […]


Brought to my attention by turning up in Atlantic Screen Connection‘s Films of the Year for 2017 and, having noticed it being on Netflix already, it was a no-brainer to […]

Super Dark Times

Peter Berg‘s latest film, Patriots Day is lacking the tension and range that his previous films have had. Deepwater Horizon was an exercise in mounting tension and fear, unable to […]

Patriots Day

Putting it roughly this is an updated version of Sherlock Holmes transplanted into an LA setting, switching ethnicity and making it much more youthful. And it really works. IQ (Isaiah […]

IQ by Joe Ide

Takashi Miike is back (did he ever really go away?) Blade of the Immortal follows a Manji, a warrior, who, after a breathtaking opening sequence where he takes on multiple […]

Blade of the Immortal 

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