*NEW* EVEREST REVIEW *NEW*

This movie made me feel like I was climbing Everest. Exhausting, tough and an instant regret. If NOT for its impressive ensemble, I don’t think this would have made the big screen. A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm. The opening certainly showed promise. It may have been slow … Continue reading *NEW* EVEREST REVIEW *NEW*

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*OSCAR WINNER* THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING REVIEW

It really did have a bit of everything. Phenomenal acting, heartfelt drama and an inspiring true story. Can I pick fault at the Oscar winning of one of the most intelligent and courageous physicists in the world? There's only one way to find out. No, I can't. Brilliant. It’s hard to rant about a film … Continue reading *OSCAR WINNER* THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING REVIEW

*THROWBACK REVIEW* BELLE

Pride and Racial Prejudice or Frownton Abbey. A stellar British cast uplifts a syrupy biopic that you'd expect to see on ITV. 12 Years A Slave, this ain't. It's certainly watchable and zips along but it doesn't really make full use of the cast or the subject matter and inevitably leads to the same old … Continue reading *THROWBACK REVIEW* BELLE

TOP 20 FILMS OF 2014 SO FAR

So here we are. What films have surprised, intrigued and entertained you this year . . . so far? Now I've waffled on about having pretty much a season ticket pass to the cinema. So far I've seen 85 films this year which . . . isn't a lot in comparison to my last year's … Continue reading TOP 20 FILMS OF 2014 SO FAR

THE BOOK THIEF REVIEW

An endearing and heartfelt drama. Brilliantly written, nicely shot and well acted. Against the backdrop of the impending Second World War, a young orphan Liesel Nieminger (Sophie Nelisse) finds solace in stealing books as well as hiding a Jewish refugee, Max (Ben Schnetzer) who is being sheltered by her adoptive parents. I've never read Markus … Continue reading THE BOOK THIEF REVIEW