Yesterday

So, it’s a Danny Boyle film, written by Richard Curtis, so what could you expect? The answer is an interesting one. At it’s heart it’s a predictable musical rom-com where Jack Malik (an endearing Himesh Patel) wakes up one day and no-one knows who the Beatles are, and he takes advantage by passing their songs…

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

I don’t always watch a lot of documentaries, but Hale County This Morning, This Evening is an exception, and made for good reason, as you’ll find out! Set in Alabama (USA) and following an African-American community, it’s a kind of informal documentary that follows a few individuals within and compares their lives with striking imagery…

Toy Story 4

What can I say about Toy Story 4? Number three appeared to wrap everything up in a neat little bow, and therefore there might not be such a need for a fourth one. However, I suppose like with life, everything has a next chapter, and this definitely manifests in this one. To me, the results…

Rocketman

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, Rocketman is one heck of a music biopic about Elton John. Taron Egerton stars as the title character, and compared to Bohemian Rhapsody, it’s pretty interesting.   For one thing, it conventionally opens as he’s in rehab, but jumps around in time and really interweaves fantasy moments, so the film definitely…

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

This is definitely an interesting film. A perfect film? No. But as a bit of fun for 2 hours and a bit, you can’t go too far off.. Basically, if you’ve been following the past two John Wicks, Keanu Reeves plays an assassin who’s dead wife gifted him a dog who was murdered and he’s been…

High Life

I’ve been made aware of the great Claire Denis (French no less!) as a filmmaker, but never got round to watching her stuff. Well, I can say after watching High Life that I’m eager to watch the rest of it! Starring Robert Pattinson (he’s really come a long way hasn’t he since Twilight?) as the…

Avengers Endgame

So this is going to be a bit of a difficult review for me to write. I didn’t want to know much going in and having seen the film now, you shouldn’t either! Basically it picks up off after Infinity War, and you see repercussions from that film. Full credit to the directors Anthony and…

Shazam

DC’s had it a bit rough and tumble for films over the past few years, but especially from Aquaman on, things seem to look up. Does Shazam continue that? Overall, I’d say the answer’s yes! It’s big-hearted, and consistently funny and action-packed, and the villain, Sivana, played by Mark Strong, has just about decent enough…

Us

Back again 😛. So I saw Us today, the new film by Jordan Peele, writer and director of the amazing Get Out, and I highly recommend the film. But why? Well, firstly the story’s quite interesting, centred around a family who go on holiday and are later stalked by doppelgängers. Now the family’s African-American, so…

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel isn’t necessarily what you’d expect, let me just say that. For better or worse despite being a bit formulaic at times, it does try to take some twists and turns. With Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, she’s someone from Earth who’s converted into an alien Kree, with special powers, as they fight against…