You can rely on Disney to do “classic” stories well. Since this 1953 version, Peter Pan has been brought to the big screen on numerous occasions, each trying somethings new. This version is a solid one, not taking many risks … Continue reading Peter Pan (1953) Review
Warner Brothers must be rubbing their hands together with glee. They have successfully launched a prequel series for their most lucrative franchise and whatsmore (whisper it) this could actually be better than Harry Potter. That is because there is a freedom to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them that the Harry Potter series lacked. There felt like a “tick-box” of different moments and elements that Harry Potter movies had to feature but this is a series with no prior book to restrict it (apart from the “textbook” written by JK Rowling which gives the movie it’s name and main character). … Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Review
Roald Dahl books seem to be perfect for the big screen. They are stories which are rich in imaginative, creative and astonishing tales, filled with moments which delight and disgust in equal measure. Some have managed the transition very successfully, from … Continue reading The BFG (2016) Review
I review a whole season rather than individual episodes, so there is a chance of spoilers. If you haven’t watched the whole season yet, stop reading now! It was always going to be a difficult task taking the weighty and epic tome … Continue reading War & Peace (2016) TV Review
The BFG trailer was released earlier this week and although it is a teaser, it looks great. Roald Dahl has a good record for producing great source material which subsequently become very good films. There have been a few missteps but … Continue reading Which Roald Dahl books haven’t been films?
There are not many films that have played with my emotions and blindsided me so much as Gone Girl managed too. I went from rooting for one character, to believing certain things about another, to finally hating someone completely new. … Continue reading Gone Girl (2014) Review