Returning to the world of Paddington is like returning to a reliable, comforting old friend. From the opening which is dramatic, sincere, sweet but funny, you understand exactly what this film is going to be: a development of the first and … Continue reading Review Bonanza: Paddington 2 (2017) Review
I love trailers. I think there is a special skill to putting together a good trailer. It must capture the attention and entice an audience but give very little away so that the viewer doesn’t feel like they’ve already seen … Continue reading Trailer of the Day: Victoria & Abdul
To start let’s make something perfectly clear: This is not a political post! Nor is it me hating on America, a country I have a lot of time and respect for. This is a post about the movies, or in particular … Continue reading How do the rest of the world feel when America saves them?
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! British TV has a long tradition of creating cult sitcoms which are fantastic but lack … Continue reading Friday Night Dinner (Season 4) TV Review
Bridget Jones’ Diary is how you make a romantic-comedy. It has all the key elements mixed-together perfectly. A likable lead character, appealing and believable situations, a romantic story you can get invested in and some very funny moments. The funny moments … Continue reading Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001) Review
Career Peak – The point in an actor, actress or director’s career when they have given their best performance, reaching a point they will probably never match again! The idea is to examine a person’s film or television career and … Continue reading What is their Career Peak? – Guy Ritchie
Although Snatch is about gangsters, has a twisted story and uses a lot of the same actors, the film has a very different feel to Guy Ritchie’s debut, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. For starters, it isn’t quite as good. … Continue reading Snatch (2000) Review
From the moment that Guy Ritchie’s fast-paced, dialogue heavy and twist-filled debut movie starts, you are very aware that you are watching something special. It starts quite nonchalantly, very low-key, as Nick Moran’s Eddy, clearly battered and beaten, explains some of the finer points … Continue reading Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) Review