Film Reviews

REVIEW: The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

My expectations of this film had been on something of a rollercoaster prior to actually seeing it. I saw that Alexander Skarsgård had been cast, saw the poster and the trailer – all of which piqued my interest. Then, inevitably I started to spot disdain…

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REVIEW: Money Monster (2016)

I like George Clooney a lot – one of the highlights of the year so far for me has been ‘Hail, Caesar!’ and when I heard he was re-teaming with his ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ co-star, Julia Roberts (who he had really good chemistry with) in a film directed…

TV, TV Reviews

REVIEW: The People vs O.J. Simpson

I wasn’t even going to watch this series – my friends saw the first couple of episodes before I did and I wasn’t that bothered or interested. I’d heard a little bit about this “trashy” American mini-series on social media as well and didn’t hold particularly high…

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REVIEW: I Saw The Light (2016)

There is really only one reason to see this biopic of country music star Hank Williams, and that is Tom Hiddleston. Hiddleston is having a career-high at the moment, with ‘Crimson Peak’, ‘High-Rise’ and BBC series ‘The Night Manager’ all being released in the last year. Now, ‘I Saw the…

TV, TV Reviews

REVIEW: The Night Manager (Season 1)

‘The Night Manager’ is one of the glossiest, most glamorous and gargantuan-budgeted TV dramas the Beeb has ever produced and has recently been launched with a fanfare on AMC in the US. It is the perfect British export – leading British acting talent, exotic locations…

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REVIEW: London Road (2015)

Combining a theatrical background (adapted from the National Theatre production), musical elements, film and reportage (the script is based on interviews and news reports) – ‘London Road’ is an extraordinary British film. It is quite frankly a miracle that such an unusual film has been…

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REVIEW: High Rise (2016)

To say I had high expectations for this film would be an understatement. For one, JG Ballard is my favourite writer (my son is even named after him), and I was excited to discover it would be Ben Wheatley taking helm of the adaptation –…