‘Midway’ Review – An Admirable Wartime Extravaganza

Roland Emmerich and his style of bombastic action continue in his latest. Midway is based on the Battle of Midway, a historic event that turned the tide of America's battle with Japan. The film takes influence from John Ford's documentary of the same name as the battle, "The Battle of Midway", to which his likeness…

‘Honey Boy’ Review- Raw Emotion in the Most Cinematic Form

The last decade has been very complex for Shia LaBeouf. The well-known child actor who went on to lead multi-million dollar blockbusters stepped away from that pedestal to pursue different avenues in art. Not only did that lead to taking on dissimilar roles in films such as Fury and American Honey, but it as well…

Jojo Rabbit, Waves review – London Film Festival 2019 Final Reviews

Overwhelmed with the sheer amount of films that played at the BFI London Film Festival 2019, I have decided to review them all in one go. So, below are reviews for all the films that have yet to go up on the site and in addition to the festival films, there are a few bonus…

Doctor Sleep review – More King than Kubrick, Nostalgic, Unforgettable and Nightmare-Inducing

The world shines again. Doctor Sleep is a neat-mix of a sequel and adaptation to Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece The Shining and Stephen King's Doctor Sleep novel. Mike Flanagan directs a film that is his own and never attempts to do Kubrick, it is more so King than Kubrick - swaying rather heavily to the supernatural…

‘Watchmen’ Episode 1 Review

From May 31st-June 1st 1921, the town of Tulsa, Oklahoma faced one of the most horrific incidents of racial violence in U.S. History. White mobs poured into the predominately black neighborhood of Greenwood and attacked the residents, along with their homes and businesses, leaving hundreds dead and thousands more homeless. This historical attack is brought…

Monos review – Visceral, Spectacular and Triumphant

Monos is an announcement by Director Alejandro Lames, he has arrived on the world stage and is here to stay. The London Film Festival winner, and official Columbian selection for the Oscars, is an arrestingly gripping film that entices you with stunning visuals and unique storytelling right from the very first frame. The film follows…

Zombieland: Double Tap review – A Wickedly Fantastic Ride

There was something special that was captured in the first Zombieland, Lightning in a bottle. Over ten years later Fleischer returns with the original cast and some new fantastic additions, Zombieland: Double Tap is a wickedly good film. Zoey Deutch steals the film, she never failed to crack the audience up. After many successful years,…

Ford v Ferrari review – Christian Bale Commands Mangold’s Winner | London Film Festival 2019

Last year’s Oscar nominee Christian Bale returns with a perfectly charming and captivating performance that makes James Mangold’s latest film work so well. With little interest in motor racing, Ford v Ferrari (or Le Mans ‘66 in the UK) works remarkably well and is a terrific time for fans or non-fans of racing. Mangold isn’t…

The Irishman review – Al Pacino is Career-defining in Scorsese’s Beautifully Remorseful Mob Picture | London Film Festival 2019

Martin Scorsese is back and has returned with one of his best films ever. It's a sweet mix of Goodfellas and Silence, The Irishman balances violence, melancholy and dishonesty in a perfectly harmonious way that's so beautifully done - you may find yourself choking up a little. It stars the greatest cast you've ever heard…

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood review – Flawed but Touching | London Film Festival 2019

Marielle Heller hot off the success of Can You Ever Forgive Me? returns with a new feature, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. It’s a sentimental and touching look at Mr Rodgers and his impact on American childhoods. Being English, naturally I had no idea who Mr Rodgers was, until last year’s documentary, Won’t You Be…