Honey Boy: LFF Film Review

You think you know Shia LaBeouf – given that he’s been in the spotlight since he was a child and has been in the headlines for his run-ins with the police in recent years – but when you watch his biographical film Honey Boy you’ll realise you had no idea.

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Mid90s: Film Review

I have been a fan of Jonah Hill‘s acting work for a long time so naturally, I was keen to check out his directorial debut Mid90s – and it pains me to say that I wasn’t a fan of it at all.

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Ben is Back: Film Review

Ben is Back comes out in the UK just two months after Beautiful Boy, another drama which follows a 20-something drug addict and their relationship with a parent, so you would be forgiven for wondering if it’s worth a watch as well – and I’m here to tell you that it is.

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Top Films for March

It’s the start of the month which means it’s time for my cinema preview! Here are the releases I’m most excited for in March.

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Boy Erased: Film Review

The issue of gay conversion therapy is certainly one that is important and timely which is probably why two films on the same topic have come out so close together. Luckily, Boy Erased is substantially different to The Miseducation of Cameron Post, but I liked the way the latter was told more.

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Lady Bird: Film Review

Lady Bird has received so much hype and awards nominations and I had been wanting to see for months and months, so naturally I was excited to see it and my expectations were super high. I was concerned that it might not live up the hype which preceded it, but I didn’t need to bother – it is excellent and I loved it wholeheartedly.

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Oscar nominations 2017: Hits, Misses & Shockers


For those of you who have been living in a hole, the Oscars nominations were announced today and while it was generally surprise-free – this was the first year in the past few where you could easily predict the frontrunner – there were still a few interesting twists, snubs and additions.

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Manchester by the Sea: Film Review


Manchester by the Sea by Kenneth Lonergan has been receiving critical acclaim at film festivals and awards shows and it’s not hard to understand why. It’s heartbreaking, so, so sad, with absolutely incredible performances from Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams.

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Rising Star BAFTA Award: Who do I want to win?


Today the shortlist for the public-voted EE Rising Star BAFTA Award was unveiled and the five nominees were (L-R) Anya Taylor-Joy, Lucas Hedges, Ruth Negga, Tom Holland and Laia Costa. Like last year I’m not certain who to vote for, and I explain why below.

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