Happy UK Mother’s Day! (13 May in other countries which means I can re-use this article then; you know how we mums love hand-me-downs.) I hope you all gave yourselves the day off. Those chores will still be there tomorrow! In the meantime these are some of my favourite Movie Mums. All complex women doing… Five Fave Mother’s Day Movie Motherfunsters Read More
I’m not a fan of people having bits chopped off onscreen even if they’re really evil, in which case chop off all the bits, just do it in another room. But I’ve noticed a trend in movies that takes giving someone the finger to a whole new level. Yes, digit-docking is a thing. You can see… Severance Pay (NSFL: Not Suitable For Lunchtime) Read More
How quickly we move on – I’m not at the “John Wick who?” stage yet, but there are so many new movies to look forward to. These are some of my most anticipated films of 2018, and it’s fair to say that sweaters, sci fi and prehistoric sharks feature quite heavily. 1. Destination Wedding Everyone’s… 2018 Movies – The Ones To Watch (And Then Watch) Read More
I’d never have thought, as I sat in a New York screening room watching Super Dark Times back in September, that it would turn out to be my most popular review of 2017. Or that the overwrought 1996 Keanu Reeves vehicle Chain Reaction would deliver more traffic this year than Edgar Wright’s critically acclaimed, soundtrack-driven heist… Top 20 Movie Reviews from 2017 Read More
Don’t worry, 2017 is the year, not the amount – there are only 10 on my list. In the cinema I started January with La La Land, and finished December with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And in between I reviewed well over 100 films – in cinemas and screening rooms, on Netflix, Amazon, Shudder… My 2017 Movie Moments Read More
Thank you for visiting this site over the past year. And for the comments, apart from the ones trying to sell me V1agra. Here’s to a year of fantastic movies in 2018! Love from Keanu, Daisy the Dog, The pitbull with no name, and me!
Movieland 2017 has given us some terrific performances, amazing stories, breathtaking cinematography and moving scores. You can read about that shit anywhere though. So instead let’s concentrate our cinematic analysis of 2017 on things beginning with the letter C. C Is For Christopher (Plummer) After months of allegations about sexual abuse and harassment carried out… 2017 Round-Up: Cinema & The C-Word Read More
Die Hard a Christmas movie? Maybe, but no one in a vest that grubby would be allowed into my sparkly, well-dressed festive celebrations. Even an A-lister needs to make an effort if they want to get their yule log anywhere near my Christmas stockings. But the only real alternative Christmas film that matters is John… 10 Reasons Why…The Ultimate Alt-Xmas Movie Is John Wick Read More
Misery loves company so come and join me this festive season in BAR HUMBUG Do you want to shove Buddy from Elf‘s candy canes where the northern lights don’t shine? Do you actually give a shit whether George Bailey was born or not in It’s A Wonderful Life? I LOVE Christmas. But it’s expensive, and hard work –… Bar Humbug is OPEN! Read More
Twinsets, bonnets, women behaving appallingly who I’ll make endless excuses for, bearded men in chunky knitwear, spaceships, middle-aged sex, Santa, and Satan. These are the ingredients I need in my own marshmallow movies. But a marshmallow movie can be any genre, from tear-stained family drama to zombies in space. They may be sweet but it’s more a… Marshmallow Movies – That Sinking Feeling, But In A Good Way Read More
This is a fight for freedom – freedom to diss aspects of Dunkirk! And to rewrite famous Shakespearean quotes for my own nefarious purposes too. It’s okay, I’ve got my flak jacket, I’m lying on the ground with my hands over my ears, and I’m primed for two weeks of fallout. Plus I’m British so I’ve… Once More Onto The Beach Dear Friends… Yes Let’s Talk About Dunkirk Read More
I’ll have what she’s having.