Film Review: Mr Holmes

Summary (from IMDb): An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman.I was expecting to find this film difficult to watch because the thought of Sherlock Holmes with dementia is bad enough (I was unable to finish reading the book it was based on … Continue reading Film Review: Mr Holmes

Film Review – Avengers: Age of Ultron (spoiler free)

Summary from IMDb: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. This is going to be little different from my usual reviews because the first part of this was written before I saw … Continue reading Film Review – Avengers: Age of Ultron (spoiler free)

Film Review: Cinderella

Summary from IMDb:When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.Having been gifted an unlimited cinema pass for my birthday I thought I’d better make the most of … Continue reading Film Review: Cinderella

Film Review: Kingsman – The Secret Service

Summary from IMDb: A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.I’ve been itching to go and see this ever since I first heard about it because a sharply suited Colin Firth suavely beating up bad guys … Continue reading Film Review: Kingsman – The Secret Service

Film Review: The Imitation Game

I’ve kept this review as spoiler free as possible. If it therefore seems rather short, and a little fuzzy on specifics, I apologise but it can’t be helped. Once the film has gone on general release there will be a further, far more detailed, post of my thoughts on both the film and on Alan … Continue reading Film Review: The Imitation Game

Film Review: Pride

This film is set during the UK Miners strike of 1984 and based on the true story of what happened when a Lesbian and Gay group decided to support a mining community in South Wales. I went to a preview screening last night and boy, am I glad I did. It’s everything you could want … Continue reading Film Review: Pride

Film Review: Rush

Last night I went to see Rush, which is the biopic of Niki Lauda, James Hunt, and their rivalry/friendship on the Formula One circuit in the 70's. I went into the film with really high expectations - I grew up ten miles from Brands Hatch and the Grand Prix was huge part of my childhood … Continue reading Film Review: Rush

Film Review: Les Miserables (in other words Lovely Ladies … shame about Russell Crowe)

First things first - I really enjoyed this. I don't want anyone to think, for a minute, that I didn't.But it didn't rock my world the way I was hoping it would.The casting, for the most part, was inspired and Anne Hathaway has earned all the praise that has been heaped on her, she was … Continue reading Film Review: Les Miserables (in other words Lovely Ladies … shame about Russell Crowe)

Film Review: Bonding with Skyfall

So, I know I'm behind the times on this one but tonight I went to see Skyfall before it disappeared from the cinemas. I'd heard a lot of mixed things about the film and I honestly wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy it at all but decided to go because, heck, there would … Continue reading Film Review: Bonding with Skyfall

Film Review: Concerning Hobbits

As the title implies, I went to see “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” last night and now I feel the urge to tell people about it.Since this could be considered very slightly spoilery (I mention a couple of scenes but nothing detailed) you may wish to turn back now. If not ... the read on, my precious … Continue reading Film Review: Concerning Hobbits