I commented to a friend that this was quite a good film "considering it was directed by Clint Eastwood", and I stand by this. I was getting bored and annoyed with regular servings from Clint telling me how difficult it is being a man and so Sully comes as a pleasant surprise. It is hampered … Continue reading Sully

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

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