Month: February 2015

Wedding Ringer- 15

The Wedding Ringer is a plot by numbers film. Parts of Meet the Parents and There’s Something About Mary with splashes of I Love You Man and Sex Drive. Just like with all the others, the best bits appear to be in the trailer….

Cake- 15

This film isn’t for everyone, but I didn’t half love it. Jennifer Anniston gives an Oscar worthy performance as Clare, a chronic pain sufferer. I was surprised at how light and funny the film was despite its dark story of suicide, isolation and addiction….

Blackhat- 15

I didn’t think there would be a film I regretted more than Shades. Oh how wrong I was. It could have been a clever and fast paced techno thriller along the same vein as Enemy of the State and The Net (ok, The Net…

Fifty Shades of Grey- 18

This appears to be a true Han, Solo movie. I had a number of offers to watch it with people. However, having sat uncomfortably through Basic Instinct for my Film Studies degree I knew this wasn’t something I could do. I wasn’t alone in…

Dracula. Mr Swallow: the Musical.

When waiting for Keiran Hodgson’s French Exchange at the Pleasance, I got talking to the man behind the bar. I already had tickets to Dracula at this point, but I knew nothing about it. I was filled with excitement when this man insisted I…

The Interview- 15

As I didn’t get a wristband for the Baftas, it’s only fitting that I spent the evening watching a film that would never even be considered for a nomination. That’s not to say it’s a bad film. Sometimes you need a film like this….

Selma- 12a

It’s hard to criticise a film that is about someone’s life, even harder when that someone is as prestigious as Martin Luther King. While the film is a fair portrayal, it’s not nearly as good as it should have been. The shame of the…

Jupiter Ascending- 12a

I actually don’t know where to start with this movie. Firstly, I try not to rehash the plot in my reviews. However, it’s hard not to when it’s the films main failing. Secondly, I hate to trash a movie as I doubt very much…

Kingsman: Secret Service 15

There’s something about a well cut suit. There’s definitely something about charming Brits running around having a lot of fun in them. In an age where our spy movies are gritty and edged with realism, Kingsman rises to be our cure. With the creators…