Film review blog

January 25, 2016

The New Year period never really feels complete until your able to slip the weatherworn shoes off your aching feet and warm yourself by the fire with a cup of hot coco while watching a classic film on the television. Not all modern movies reach this caliber of comfy couch classification, however, this recent New Year has given us a few stocking fillers that will surely be repeated year in and year out.


The first film of which I’m going to take a belated retrospective is based on the Patricia Highsmith novel “The Price of Salt” (1952) later reprinted und...

December 21, 2015

As we come up to Christmas time again and all our thoughts are brought towards either the sacred spiritualism of the season or the profane consumerism of gift giving I would like to take a moment to look at some of the films that address both these issues in modern cinema.


The first film I want to analyse looks at these themes from the perspective of an outsider unaware of the social intricacies that are entailed within the Christmas tradition. This film is the fantastical fable brought to life by Tim Burton: “Edward Scissorhands” (1990). The film pull...

December 7, 2015

“Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can image.”-Alan Turing


These immortal words, spoken by the true creator of modern computing, spring to mind whilst watching the latest film by director Danny Boyle. From the man who was the imagination behind the London Olympics opening ceremony and the multi Oscar winning “Slumdog Millionaire” (2009) comes a retelling of one mans vision of the modern world: “Steve Jobs”. The late creative head and CEO of Apple, Jobs was a true visionary who married the concepts of design...

November 23, 2015

James Bond has been a pillar of British cinema for over half a century, now with the release of the newest installment to the franchise, Spectre, we have a golden opportunity to reflect upon the last fifty years and see where the ideology of 007 rests in modern day Britain today.


This question of where a 007 agent belongs in modern Britain is a prominent theme within the new Bond film. The focus on the omnipotent power of technological intelligence compared to the obsolete espionage of the double O agents runs through the very heart of the story. In a w...

November 7, 2015


"Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."


These final words spoken by Humphrey Bogart from the classic film Casablanca are brought to mind as I start this new Blog. After we're done here I expect that we'll have single handedly hoodwinked the Nazi's, won the heart of a gorgeously delicious damsel, lose her in a dramatic finale, and then casually walk off screen with a slightly effeminate frenchman: The point is we might be slightly tired and confused at the end but we'll feel like old friends by the time its over....

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