It's A Wonderful Life

Six Of The Best: Christmas Films

It’s the most wonderful tiiiiiime of the year. Yes, the festive season is once again upon us and the countdown to the big day itself is well and truly underway. The dark nights and miserable weather ...
Daddy's Home 2

Daddy’s Home 2

I’m really glad I didn’t read any of the reviews for Daddy’s Home 2 before I went to see it. I don’t think a single critic has had anything remotely positive to say about it, which is a shame because...
The Big Sick

The Big Sick

The Big Sick sounds like the way a small child would refer to a bad stomach bug. So, I was worried that this would be another infantile rom-com, packed full of clichés and “missed opportunities”. Act...
Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

I am someone who can lose an entire Sunday to episodes of Murder She Wrote or Columbo. A good murder mystery can be enjoyed over and over again – even if you already know “whodunnit”. Such is the cas...
Compliance

Compliance

Craig Zobel’s 2012 film Compliance has prompted extreme reactions since its release. When it toured the festival circuit, people walked out; critics have professed their dismay at its attitude toward...
Thor Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok

Taiki Waititi has done something pretty incredible with Thor: Ragnarok – he’s created a film that is both distinctly his own and a recognisable part of the Marvel Universe. It’s a film that blends th...
The Death of Stalin

The Death Of Stalin

How do you make widespread poverty, fear, labour camps and shootings seem funny? You create a comedy of terrors, of course. Armando Iannucci’s latest scathing satire succeeds in having you laug...
Alone in Berlin

Alone in Berlin

When Hans Fallada sat down to write Every Man Dies Alone, he was creating one of the first anti-Nazi books to be published in post-war Germany. Having spent many years incarcerated in an insane asylu...
Leatherface

How To Survive A Hallowe’en Horror

As Hallowe’en fast approaches, you may well find yourself running away from a crazed serial killer, an axe wielding stalker, a creepy clown or some sort of mutant creature (we have no idea what the k...
The Neon Demon

Six Of The Best: Hallowe’en on Netflix

It’s almost that time of year again where you have to close the curtains and switch off all the lights to stop kids in costumes chapping your door and asking for sweeties. Yes, it’s nearly Hallowe’en...