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 […]

90s Music Documentaries

Another contribution to the Bfi: 19 Films Every Nostalgic 90s Music Fan Should Watch Featuring me on Dig!, Pulp and Radiohead.

1960s Musicals

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.

Jack Lemmon

The great comedic actor Jack Lemmon has always meant a lot to me;┬áSome Like It Hot was the first film I truly fell in love with which made me seek out more Billy Wilder and discover a world of Hollywood masterpieces. Since my early teens, Jack Lemmon was my guy, not an obsessive crush (see […]

Top Eleven Films of 2017

Paddington 2 Unbelievably, this turned out to be even better than 2014’s first instalment. Warmth and comforting charm drips like hot marmalade from every lovingly crafted detail. Hugh Grant gives an hilariously self deprecating performance and Brendan puts the “Glee” into Gleeson. A touching, but not twee, and very much needed tale of kindness, compassion […]