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Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky

It’s always poignant to see the last film of a beloved actor – in this case Alan Rickman – but for me, this film had a doubl...

A Bigger Splash

A Bigger Splash

Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes – what’s not to like? Without doubt they are the best things about A Bigger Splash, a film which i...

Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Brooklyn is a good old-fashioned piece of film making. I particularly like its complete lack of blood and guts, something we now s...

The Lady in the Van

The Lady in the Van

There is some debate as to whether Miss Shepherd, the destitute homeless woman Alan Bennett allowed to park in his driveway for 15...

Carol

Carol

I am a huge Patricia Highsmith fan, but never came across The Price of Salt, her 1952 novel, published under the pseudonym Claire ...

Hail Caesar!

Hail Caesar!

Hurray! The Coen brothers are back on form at last after the rather gloomy Inside Llewyn Davis in this affectionate poke at Hollyw...

Beasts of no Nation

Beasts of no Nation

Cary Joji Fukunaga’s film is a triumph; Idris Elba’s and young Abraham Atta’s performances are quite astonishing. Why this film ha...

Spotlight

Spotlight

The day we see this film, the news headline is that senior elements in the Vatican are suppressing the recommendations of the Pope...

The Revenant

The Revenant

Everybody’s talking about The Revenant, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s epic endurance film set in the snowy wastes of Dakota. Truth...

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Room

Room

It is rare that the film of the book equals or transcends the heights of its original. Room is one of those rarities, a feat pulle...

Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies

It’s taken me a long time to warm to Tom Hanks – Forrest Gump is one of my least favourite films, but over the years he is aging w...

Amy

Amy

This cannot be an objective review. Amy and our daughter. Louise, died within a few months of each, both from drugs. Her poison wa...

Slow West

Slow West

Even if I wasn’t biased – I know John Maclean’s father well, artist Will Maclean – I would still highly rate this directorial and ...

Blue is the Warmest Colour

Blue is the Warmest Colour

When Blue is the Warmest Colour won the Palme D’Or at Cannes in 2013, Steven Spielberg, head of the Jury, insisted that the two st...

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave looks set to win the ultimate accolade of Best Picture Oscar, having beaten Gravity at the Golden Globes. While C...