• Film Review: The Shape of Water

    The Shape of water has created a huge buzz this award season, winning Best Film Music and Best Direction by Guillermo del Toro at the BAFTAs, and is up for the most nominations at the Oscars including Best Female Lead and Best Film. From the very beginning of this...
  • 90th Academy Awards – Predictions

    Having narrowly escaped what could have been another #OscarsSoWhite controversy, most of the acting categories this year are quite easy to predict. Nevertheless, there seems to be a trend of the old guard versus the new talent – examples are Gary Oldman vs Timothée Chalamet and Frances McDormand vs...
  • Look Out For… February

    February may be the shortest month, but we’re certainly not short of great film releases. Denzel Washington and Daniel Day-Lewis give Oscar-nominated performances as a shy lawyer in Roman J. Israel, Esq. and an obsessive 1950s dressmaker in Phantom Thread, respectively. Of course, if awards-bait isn’t your thing, Helen...
  • Trailer Watch: The Shape of Water

    The first trailer released for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water sets it up to be beautiful, heart-warming and poignant in equal measure; personally, I cannot wait.   Set against the Cold War, Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is a mute janitor whose work at a secluded laboratory often leaves...
  • Trailer Watch – Paddington

    Based on the beloved book series by Michael Bond, and from the producers of Harry Potter, there are high expectations for the newest adaptation of Bond’s books, Paddington. From the trailer it definitely seems to be meeting these expectations, capturing the charm of this bear from deepest, darkest Peru. The...
  • Most Anticipated Films of 2014 #3 – Godzilla

    After suffering from PBBD (Post Breaking Bad Depression), I watched Malcolm in the Middle. It helped with the feeling of emptiness, seeing Bryan Cranston on screen, even if it was in a different format. So, I have to admit that Cranston has something to do with my anticipation for...
  • Review – Blue Jasmine

    Knowing nothing more of the film going in than it was the latest Woody Allen and the latest in a string of supposed ‘returns to form’ for him, I approached Blue Jasmine with a little trepidation. Five minutes in and so far, so Allen; standard trademark title sequences, standard...