Blinded By The Light

When I first heard about Blinded By The Light, a film based on the music of Bruce Springsteen, I assumed it would be based on his life story, as told relatively recently in his autobiography Born To Run. When it then transpired it was actually a comedy drama set in England I was less enthusiastic... Continue Reading →

IT Chapter Two

Two years ago, with IT (now I guess Chapter One), Andy Muschietti created a tight adventure movie that married elements of nostalgic 80s kids’ romps like The Goonies with a genuine sense of disquieting threat and fear laced throughout. Now with IT Chapter Two the focus has shifted to the same characters, twenty-seven years later,... Continue Reading →

First Man

Having very much enjoyed the last collaboration between director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling, La La Land, and being fascinated by the space race and Apollo missions (see my review of recent documentary Apollo 11 here) I came to First Man with a great sense of anticipation to discover more about the first man... Continue Reading →

Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood

As I left tonight's screening of Quentin Tarantino's latest, and ninth, movie, Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood, I have to admit about the only thing I could think was 'has Tarantino finally jumped the shark?' Despite that, I didn't come away thinking I hadn't enjoyed it and I certainly had a good enough time... Continue Reading →

Spider-Man: Far From Home

After the epic overwrought affair that was the double header of Avengers Infinity War and Endgame I'll admit to having been sceptical as to how Marvel could pick things up in any coherent way but, once again, they've defied expectations and come up with one of the most out right entertaining entries in the MCU... Continue Reading →

Apollo 11

50 years ago one of the most astonishing technical achievements in human history took place as, for the first time, three men went to the moon and two of them walked on its surface. Whatever has happened since then, Apollo 11 remains a remarkable landmark in human history and now, as part of the 50th... Continue Reading →

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