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Sully (2016)
Film Review

Sully (2016)

There’s no question the miraculous water landing of US Airways flight 1549 is bursting with cinematic potential. On 15th January, 2009, a passenger jet piloted by Captain Chesley Sullenberger was struck by a flock of birds shortly after take-off, destroying both its engines. With the nearest airport just out of […]

Allied (2016)
Film Review

Allied (2016)

Sybil Vane once remarked that actually falling in love destroyed her ability to create romance on stage. If it really is true that real-life romance can’t be replicated on screen, then maybe there’s more to those opportunistic rumours about Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard’s off-screen affairs on the set of […]

Christmas Cracker: A Snow Globe Christmas (2013)
Film Review

Christmas Cracker: A Snow Globe Christmas (2013)

Alicia Witt is Meg, a busy TV executive who is magically transported to a lovely, snow-covered, town and finds herself apparently married to a sweet man (Donald Faison) with two children that she can’t remember bearing. And this all occurs after she has one conversation with a mysterious woman (Christina Milian) and […]

Classic Cracker: Animal Crackers (1930)
Film Review

Classic Cracker: Animal Crackers (1930)

Based on a musical play, Animal Crackers is a fun Marx Brothers movie that some people love a lot more than I do. It’s all about a fabulous party being hosted by Mrs. Rittenhouse (Margaret Dumont). She is showing off a valuable painting, and also showing off a guest of honour, […]

Christmas Cracker: Krampus (2015)
Film Review

Christmas Cracker: Krampus (2015)

After giving people an enduring holiday classic with the Halloween-tastic Trick ‘r’ Treat, director Michael Dougherty decided to try and do the same again, except this time he had Christmas in his sights. And he doesn’t make too bad a job of it, working from a more linear script that […]

Classic Cracker: Modern Times (1936)
Film Review

Classic Cracker: Modern Times (1936)

Although it’s absolutely true that movie taste is subjective, and although it’s equally true that comedy is equally subjective, it’s hard to dispute the fact that the enduring comedy icons who appeared in movies throughout the first half of the twentieth century are still so beloved because they took the […]

Christmas Cracker: The Night Before (2015)
Film Review

Christmas Cracker: The Night Before (2015)

Now that December has begun, it’s time to start the Christmas viewings. In the past I have managed to watch nothing but actual Christmas movies non-stop, but this year I have decided to do something different. As a youngster, my Christmas viewings were decided by the TV schedules. You would […]

World Cinema Wednesday: The Wave (2015)
Film Review

World Cinema Wednesday: The Wave (2015)

Based on a scarily plausible scenario, The Wave is an impressive disaster movie from Norway that will tick all of the boxes for fans of the subgenre. It may start off feeling a bit different from other, similar, movies but the second half plays out in a manner predictable enough […]

Up For Love
DVD Review

Up For Love

Sometimes all you want from a film – and no more so than from one which claims to be a romantic comedy – is something which lets you switch off from the world and forget your troubles for a short while. The new French film Up For Love (2016) – […]