Category is it worth paying for a ticket?

Two New Releases I Didn’t Enjoy: The Snowman (2017); Justice League (2017)

I’ve been seeing lots of films at the cinema recently! But amongst the many hits, there can also be some significant misses. Here are brief, paragraph-long reviews on two films I saw recently, which I’d rather not spend any more time on, to be honest; and you shouldn’t either.

Two New Releases I Enjoyed: mother! (2017); Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

I’ve been seeing lots of films in the cinema recently, and some I’ve disliked and regretted – however some I have absolutely loved and have ranted about to anyone who will listen. mother! and Blade Runner 2049 are two films I loved seeing in the cinema recently, but for quite different reasons. Whilst mother! was […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Wonder Woman (2017)

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man […]

Two New Releases: The Edge of Seventeen (2016); Moonlight (2016).

I haven’t been watching too many new releases lately, and as a result, I’m woefully behind on having any awareness of the films that have been nominated for Oscars this year. I have, however, seen two new films recently, and thought I would compile them into one post – two films, two reviews consisting of […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Allied (2016)

What happens when the woman you love might not be who she says she is? What happens then, when you have a life and a child together? A romantic thriller set in a time of war, spies and secrecy, Allied (2016, dir. Robert Zemeckis) is led by Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, and is set […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: The Neon Demon (2016)

Nicolas Winding Refn’s most recent directorial effort, The Neon Demon (2016) is a psychological horror tale of a murderous, bloody-minded fashion industry that attracts young Jesse (Elle Fanning) to Los Angeles. Jesse hopes to become a big time fashion model because being pretty is the only talent she knows. She makes fast friends with make-up […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie (2016)

Quaint, polite Englishman slash documentarian Louis Theroux aims his keen eye and curious mind on the immensely powerful and somewhat frightening Church of Scientology in Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie (2016, dir. John Dower). A documentary that takes its time to wonder about what makes Scientology the juggernaut it is, Theroux’s voice leads us viewers […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: The Witch (2016)

The Witch (2016, dir. Robert Eggers), also known as The VVitch, or The VVitch: A New England Folktale, is a horror film set within a period drama set within the Puritanical beliefs of New England in the 1600s, where persecution of women for being ‘witches’ was rife. After it received a fair amount of hype […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Spotlight (2015)

Let’s be honest – Spotlight (2015, dir. Tom McCarthy), now being an Oscar winner for Best Picture, is a film you’re probably going to see at the cinema regardless of what any Joe Bloggs film reviewer is going to suggest. It has received a solid amount of acclaim and various golden trophies. But is it […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Joy (2015)

David O. Russell’s latest directorial effort is Joy (2015) – the story of inventor Joy Mangano, a divorced mother of two with a complex family situation, who is in the throes of developing her newest idea, the Miracle Mop. Led by Jennifer Lawrence as the titular Joy, and with an ensemble cast of many and […]