Justice League (2017)

This just in - I didn't hate Justice League, and I am delighted. I mean, there's a long way to go before it reaches Marvel levels of enjoyment, but it didn't make me angry, and the plot seemed to make sense so that's a huge step up. Obviously it's great to see Wonder Woman back … Continue reading Justice League (2017)

The Death of Stalin (2017)

Sadly, although I could appreciate what I was supposed to feel while watching this, it just didn't happen for me. I'm not much given to farce and so although I gave a couple of wry smiles, all the entering and exiting of rooms, and the trying to say the right thing just left me a little irritated, particularly … Continue reading The Death of Stalin (2017)

God’s Own Country (2017)

This feature debut from director Francis Lee is quite remarkable. John (Josh O'Connor) is an angry young man for the 21st century - isolated, trapped, lacking in a means for self-expression.  Then Gheorghe (Alec Secareanu) enters his life and forces him to rethink everything. Perhaps Gheorghe verges on manic pixie dream boy, but this I am prepared to forgive in an … Continue reading God’s Own Country (2017)

Final Portrait (2017)

Here's the thing about genius artistic creatures. They're often self-centred shits. And no matter how wonderful their work is, they make difficult subjects for me to watch and appreciate. Mr Turner being a similar case-in-point. Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) is a lauded, talented artist who is constantly sabotaging his own work, treats his wife and … Continue reading Final Portrait (2017)