Pokémon: Detective Pikachu – Film Review

Given how nerdy I can be, you might be quite shocked to learn that I did not grow up a Pokémon fan – I didn’t trade cards, I didn’t play the video games or Pokémon Go and I haven’t watched any of the shows and films. Detective Pikachu is my first real Pokémon experience and I’m here to tell you that newbies can enjoy it too.

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Top Films for September 2017

You know what time it is! It’s the start of the month which means it’s time for me to look ahead to the cinema releases coming our way over the next few weeks.

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The Limehouse Golem: Film Review

I didn’t know an awful lot about The Limehouse Golem except it starred Douglas Booth and Bill Nighy (enough reason to watch any movie) and it’s certainly not what I expected from a Victorian murder mystery but I enjoyed it very much.

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Their Finest: Film Review

I love films about filmmaking and generally these are set in the golden age of Hollywood and the studio system so it’s refreshing to watch films being made in a different era – World War II England – in Their Finest, which is a delightful romantic comedy.

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My top ten London Film Festival recommendations

I saw a bucketload of films at this year’s London Film Festival. Seeing films in this fashion is very tiring but it also helps you sort out the good from the bad, the outstanding to the mediocre very easily so here are the top ten films that stood out at LFF this year (click on the titles to read the full review):

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Their Finest: LFF Film Review

I love films about films and generally these are set in the golden age of Hollywood and the studio system so it’s refreshing to watch films being made in a different era – World War II England – in Their Finest, which is a delightful romantic comedy.

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Sam Claflin and Gemma Arterton at Their Finest London Film Festival premiere

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Who knew Sam Claflin had such a huge fan base?! I knew he had some obviously – he’s in The Hunger Games! – but everyone at the barrier at the London Film Festival premiere of Their Finest on Thursday night was for him and no lie, two girls cried after meeting him. It was nuts!

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Film Review

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I did love the first Exotic Marigold Hotel because it focused on a fresh group of people – those who are getting on a bit – and was set in India, which doesn’t happen often. This time around, the novelty had worn off and it was simply not as good. The warmth and love I felt for the first one isn’t replicated this time around and I think it’s because it was trying to be too similar to the first one while juggling too many storylines.

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