Category Archives: Film & Theatre

In conjunction with our “Reviews” & “Recommends” section(s), here you will find our coverage of the latest films in both the cinema & on DVD release, as well as those theatrical productions we have either seen & so reviewed, or recommend in either our broader newsletter(s) or specific features. We also report on issues of the day in this genre category of our media entertainment coverage, all these features & posts expanding on the visual banners in the designated section on our website home page.

Reviews/Films – “Dreadful Double Agent Actor Accent” – Red Sparrow – Saturday 3rd March

Classified as a contemporary cold war screenplay story starring accomplished actors including Jeremy Irons, Charlotte Rampling, Matthias Schoenaerts & Joel Edgerton, each making this complex yet captivating thriller of a film authentically enticing, in lead Jennifer Lawrence, we found a flawed performance due to her dreadful Russian double agent accent that marred an otherwise masterful motion picture, so why did… Read more »

Reviews/Films – “Fabulously Feel Good Film” – Finding Your Feet – Saturday 24th February

With a penchant to a brilliantly British made & based movie, especially when most of it is in our familiar London backyard territory, with the added adorable actor ingredients of Celia Imrie, Imelda Stanton, John Sessions & Timothy Spall in the motion picture mix, on the face of it at least, there seemed little fault to find in expectantly feel… Read more »

Reviews/Films – “Compellingly Crafted Cinematic Masterpiece” – The Shape Of Water – Saturday/Sunday 17th/18th & Saturday 24th February

Adorned with the kind of attention a-kin to that dreadful dance disaster from last year’s award’s season, with a satisfying (and we have to admit) sense of relief, “The Shape Of Water” proved, within mere minutes of beginning, worlds apart from the la la lousiness that was our biggest disappointment of 2016/7, rather a compellingly crafted cinematic masterpiece which has… Read more »

Reviews/Films – “A Tense & Tangled Stitch In Time” – Phantom Thread – Saturday 3rd February

With the amazing acting credentials that come with the names Daniel Day Lewis & Lesley Manville, this alone was reason enough to put “Phantom Thread” on our must see movie list, but with the setting of this screenplay being primarily in the affluent central London suburb of Fitzrovia along with the premise of this motion picture being fashion designers to high… Read more »

Reviews/Films – “Little World Whimsy Loses It’s Way” – Downsizing – Saturday 27th January

Tempted in by the trailer which touted a marvellous mixture of cute comedy & fascinating science fiction, while with lead actor Matt Damon rarely performing in a pup of a picture, given all of this and the lengthy lead in attention that “Downsizing” was afforded,  this little world whimsy was too tempting to resist, but did the promise of this… Read more »

Reviews/Films – “Predictable Hanks, Streep & Spielberg Screenplay” – The Post – Saturday 20th January

With Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg & Meryl Streep in the mix, combined with a seventies political storyline that has culpable comparisons with current White House conspiracies, this along with considerable media coverage this side of the pond & ahead of its release, “The Post”, like many others in this awards soaked season start, was a must see, but did it… Read more »

Reviews/Films – “Proverbial Cinematic Train Crash” – The Commuter – Saturday 20th January

Being a huge fan of film’s “Non-Stop” & “Unknown” as well as two of the “Taken” series of screenplay’s, the billing & the trailer for this latest Liam Neeson action come suspense thriller promised plenty. But, given “The Commuter” had much to live up to, did this train themed motion picture stick to its expectation timetable or did it get… Read more »