The Other Woman
Film

The Other Woman

After discovering that Mark (Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is actually quite the little shit, his wife and two women that he has been cheating on her with team up for a sister act of revenge.  Well, I suppose I shot myself in the foot with this one. But, slightly hankering after some social activity within … Continue reading

The Lego Movie
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The Lego Movie

Let’s cut to the chase and just say that I really, really enjoyed this film. But what is important is that, unlike the way every arsehole seems to consume things these days, within such praise there is absolutely no irony. Laughing in the face of precocious slogan T-shirts, excessive hashtags and men with little buns … Continue reading

Skyfall
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Skyfall

(I found this review on my computer, forgotten, half-written and unloved. Having just seen Skyfall for a second time on DVD, I have been able to add a few thoughts and, in doing so, make it slightly more publishable.)  I have never been one of those die-hard Bond fans, as sacrilegious to cinema as it … Continue reading

Blue Jasmine
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Blue Jasmine

Woody Allen and I go way back, with his sharp, rambling dialogue forming a large part of how I came to fall in love with cinema. Being a big fan, I felt more than happy to spend eight of my very precious pounds (of which I currently have a rather dwindling stock) on what he … Continue reading

Before Midnight
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Before Midnight

Jesse and Celine are one of cinema’s most compelling couples, and thanks to the dedicated documentation of their relationship in film of the past few decades, they now feel like old friends. Celine, a flurry of neuroses and one of those volatile, temperamental types; Jesse, the corny and egotistical American who has a bit of … Continue reading

We Bought a Zoo
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We Bought a Zoo

(First published 19th April 2012) It was only a month or two ago that I was sitting in the darkness of my local cinema, leaning over to my friend and very blatantly rolling my eyes before peering up at the screen with slightly exaggerated disgust. We were watching the trailer for Cameron Crowe’s We Bought … Continue reading