*NEW* MERRY CHRISTMAS/THANKING YOU/TOP TEN BEST AND WORST OF 2015 *NEW*

Merry Christmas you filthy animals! A big thank you to anyone who has read, liked, favourited, tweeted, viewed, retweeted, reblogged (I think I got everything) and followed. It hasn't been the best year for film in 2015. One of few surprises and big disappointments (Star Wars and Hunger Games, I'm looking at you!) With a … Continue reading *NEW* MERRY CHRISTMAS/THANKING YOU/TOP TEN BEST AND WORST OF 2015 *NEW*

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*NEW* NO ESCAPE REVIEW *NEW*

There's no escaping this tense little thriller. In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed. Suspenseful, pacy and brilliantly acted. An unexpected treat. This film nearly slipped under … Continue reading *NEW* NO ESCAPE REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* KRAMPUS REVIEW *NEW*

Ho-ho-horrible. Dark, demented, different. I normally dread the Christmas period. The inevitable corny and schmaltzy monstrosities we call Christmas movies haunting every possible TV channel (Jingle All The Way being the exception. What?). BUT this latest offering brings a different kind of dread altogether! A boy (Emjay Anthony) who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally … Continue reading *NEW* KRAMPUS REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN REVIEW *NEW*

IT’S A DUD! IT’S A DUD! Well, that’s what I thought I was going to say. McAvoy and Radcliffe take on the iconic mad scientist duo to mixed results. BUT with good acting and some decent special effects, it delivered enough fun for me not to care too much. Told from Igor's (Daniel Radcliffe) perspective, … Continue reading *NEW* VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* BURNT REVIEW *NEW*

Overcooked and overdone. Let’s hope Mr Cooper has a thick skin. Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is a chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars. Penned by Steven Knight. Normally, I'm … Continue reading *NEW* BURNT REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* THE LADY IN THE VAN REVIEW *NEW*

An exceptional performance from a great Dame does enough to save this mixed bag of a mostly true story. Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman (Maggie Smith) living in her car that’s parked in his driveway. After a strong opening with a small glimpse into the past of our … Continue reading *NEW* THE LADY IN THE VAN REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* CAROL REVIEW *NEW*

Two superb performances reprieve an overhyped and overlong affair. Set in 1950s New York, a department-store clerk (Rooney Mara) who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman (Cate Blanchett). I think this was another case of hype being a hindrance. I don't know what I was expecting BUT somehow it didn't … Continue reading *NEW* CAROL REVIEW *NEW*