80s cult classic or nostalgic nonsense? – PART ONE

I was born in 1986. I grew up in the 1990s and am a child of Jurassic Park and Home Alone; their John Williams scores will forever fill me with pure happiness and nostalgic pleasure. After years of causing shock when admitting I’d never seen it, last weekend I watched Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys for the very […]

An Oscars round-up

As the 88th Academy Awards loom into view across the scrappy wasteland of diversity rows and mediocrity, here are a few of my thoughts on the films I’ve managed to view before Sunday’s event. NB I still haven’t gotten around to Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant which I’m sure is going to clean up across […]

Top Ten Films of 2015

Carol Tod Haynes’ beautiful 50’s melodrama. My thoughts are here already but it really is magnificent. Inside Out Probably Disney Pixar’s greatest film to date, this is a profoundly moving and very funny tale of childhood, family and sadness. The fact that it’s technically a children’s film which features a scene around “abstract thought” and which doesn’t […]

Top Ten Films of 2014

Ida 12 Years a Slave Guardians of the Galaxy Boyhood Under the Skin The Lego Movie The Boxtrolls The Wind Rises Pride The Grand Budapest Hotel

Top Ten Films of 2013

Here we are then, a few hours away from the end of 2013, I’ve finished watching all eight Harry Potter films and have just enough time to get my favourite films of the year down before party time and enforced merriment ensue. Wadjda I wrote very little in the ways of filmic blogging this year […]