My favourite films of 2016

Being very strict with myself this year and definitely sticking to a top 10. It hasn't been easy, and you can see a ranking of my 2016 film viewing here. The top 12 and bottom 5 are in order, but the stuff in between is more of a general reflection than anything precise. One note - … Continue reading My favourite films of 2016

My least favourite films of 2016

I generally manage to stay away from the absolute worst films of the year, but I was scuppered this time around because some of the biggest and most hyped also turned out to be totally and utterly abysmal. Feel free to disagree! Click on the film title below for my original thoughts on each one. Number … Continue reading My least favourite films of 2016

La fille inconnue – The Unknown Girl

Just after seeing this movie, I read that directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne had originally intended to make this film with Marion Cotillard but it didn't work so they made Two Days, One Night with her instead. And intriguingly, having had two years to sort out The Unknown Girl, the two films have so many … Continue reading La fille inconnue – The Unknown Girl

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I know, I know, the clue is in the title - there are plenty of fantastic beasts in this film. Sadly, the bits with the beasts were the least interesting, with the exception of the clingy stick insect and the kleptomaniac platypus. The bits with people were far and away more interesting - and yet the … Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them