Top Eleven Films of 2018
Leave No Trace A beautifully realised drama, directed by Debra Granik, that tells the moving story of a father and daughter living on the fringes of society with profound insight and an uplifting sense of human kindness. Phantom Thread Paul Thomas Anderson’s darkly comic gothic tale featured sublime performances from all involved, another magnificent score […]
Memories, Music & My Best Friend I finally got around to seeing the long awaited (almost a decade in the making due to a notoriously troubled production) biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. It has been critically panned, and it’s not hard to see why. It is an utterly naff and vacuous film, which seems […]
90s Music Documentaries
Another contribution to the Bfi: 19 Films Every Nostalgic 90s Music Fan Should Watch Featuring me on Dig!, Pulp and Radiohead.
The musical genre is my first passion so of course, I loved writing this list of 10 great 1960s musicals for the Bfi, to coincide with the rerelease of Robert Wise’s The Sound of Music.
Isle of Dogs
Following on from 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel; arguably Wes Anderson’s best and most empathetic film to date with its delightful mix of pathos, humour and likeable characters, his latest project feels dissapointingly flat and somewhat lifeless. Set in a fictional version of Japan, where all dogs have been exiled to Trash Island, this is the story […]