The Current War: Film Review

I was looking forward to The Current War because I felt like it would fill a gap in my knowledge – I knew nothing about George Westinghouse and his involvement with the evolution of electricity – but the film only offers a potted history and I felt ambivalent about the whole thing.

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Top Films for July

It’s about to be the start of a new month, which means it’s time, once again, to look ahead to the films coming to UK cinemas this July.

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The Shape of Water: Film Review

Guillermo del Toro‘s latest movie The Shape of Water has received rave reviews and so many awards nominations, so my expectations were pretty high – and it managed to exceed them.

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My top ten films from the BFI London Film Festival (LFF)

The London Film Festival is over for another year! I posted a lot of reviews from LFF over the past two weeks and it’s understandable if you missed some, so I’ve created a handy index with links to all my reviews, starting with my top 10!

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The Shape of Water: LFF Film Review

Guillermo del Toro‘s latest movie The Shape of Water received rave reviews after its debut at the Venice Film Festival and still has a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes so my expectations were pretty high – and it still managed to exceed them.

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Oscar nominations 2017: Hits, Misses & Shockers

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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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My top ten films of 2016

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Welcome back, folks! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas break. Now is the time to look back over the year in film releases and pick my favourites. These are restricted to films released in the U.K. in 2016 – so it may include films I actually saw in late 2015 and although I desperately wanted to put La La Land, Hacksaw Ridge, Lion and Free Fire on this list, they aren’t out until 2017, so unfortunately they don’t make the cut.

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Nocturnal Animals: Film Review

Nocturnal Animals is a difficult film to review because I’m not entirely sure if I made sense of it and understood the deeper meaning, but while it is an odd, intriguing and surprising film, it is without a doubt another triumph for the fashion designer and director Tom Ford, in his second only feature.

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Top Films for June

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How are we in June already?! I feel like I have only just written about May and here we are once again. I’m particularly unimpressed and uninspired with this month’s lot to be honest. Normally I have a huge list and cut it down to a few, but this month I haven’t even had to do that.

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Midnight Special: Film Review

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I do love me a sci-fi and even more so if it stars my faves Adam Driver, Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton. What a combo! I also adored Jaeden Lieberher in St. Vincent so I was interested to see what he would do next and he did not disappoint as this kid with special powers.

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