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 […]

Top Ten Films of 2016

Ethel & Earnest A completley wonderful adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ graphic novel about the lives of his parents. His beautiful illustrations are brought to life with tender care as we are taken through British life from the 1920s to the 1970s by his warm and, in his words “unremarkable” parents. Through this quiet, simple peek through […]

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 […]