Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story is the space cowboy heist movie I didn't think I wanted but which I quite enjoyed. Look, I'm not immersed in the world of Star Wars. But I did grow up with Han Solo in the cinema and so I'm bemused by how down some people are on Alden Ehrenreich. … Continue reading Solo: A Star Wars Story

Deadpool 2

Having gone to see the first Deadpool outing with low expectations and having been pleasantly surprised, I didn't fall into the usual trap this time around. That is, I went in to see Deadpool 2 with equally low expectations and was not in the least surprised. Full of its own smugness, this film only raised a laugh … Continue reading Deadpool 2

Sandome no satsujin – The Third Murder

Director Kore-eda Hirokazu's more recent films have been family focused (After the Storm, Like Father Like Son, Our Little Sister) exploring broken relationships and human frailty. With The Third Murder however, Kore-eda has returned to much larger questions of life's purpose and what it means to be a human being, in the vein of Air … Continue reading Sandome no satsujin – The Third Murder

Una Mujer Fantástica – A Fantastic Woman

The word is dignity. Daniela Vega imbues Marina with such dignity, and it makes beautiful viewing. It’s a stunning, delicate performance which deserves all the plaudits it is receiving. The film is rooted in the truth of Marina’s situation, the resilience she finds to deal with her travails and the choices she makes as to … Continue reading Una Mujer Fantástica – A Fantastic Woman