Bring together Steven Soderbergh, Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and Daniel Craig and it should be good - and it is! Yes, it's a heist in the vein of Ocean's 11 (which Soderbergh slyly and deliberately acknowledges in the background) but this means that we know we are in safe hands as far as character and … Continue reading Logan Lucky
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
"This motion picture contained no visual representation of the godhead." At face value, this would appear to be a very flimsy plot interspersed with some highly entertaining scenes from imaginary movies from the 1950s. But this is just the surface. Joel and Ethan Coen wander through the back lot of Hollywood exploring the subject of faith … Continue reading Hail, Caesar!
I did try to do what everyone else does - list top 10 films of the year. Honest. But every time I tried to narrow it down to 10, I felt guilty for leaving others out. Then I realised it's my list, and I can do what I want. So I'm listing my top 15. … Continue reading My top films of 2015
I'd put off going to see this because I had really liked MAGIC MIKE, and had heard that this was a different type of experience. And to be honest, it is different, but that's not a bad thing. Whereas the first film was more soul-searching and melancholy, this one has a lighter tone. The plot is … Continue reading Magic Mike XXL
Aw, you know, I totally understand why people will not get on with this film at all. But at least the Wachowskis try to do things a little differently. For example, the eponymous Jupiter at least has some real agency by the end of the film, and makes her own decisions on her own terms. … Continue reading Jupiter Ascending
There's something really eerie and unsettling about the tone of this film, from start to finish. It's clear from the outset that the relationships are not right, without being able to pin things down, and I felt on edge throughout. Solid turns by Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum, but Steve Carell's performance as John du … Continue reading Foxcatcher