With it's documentary feel, sharp script and a spot on cast 'Spotlight' is a tension filled insight into The Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize Spotlight Team's investigation of long hidden systemic child abuse by Catholic priests in Massachusetts and the Church's complicity in it's cover up. It's riveting cinema with shades of 'All the President's Men.'
For a film with perhaps one of the least imaginative titles going, The Big Short sure does give you one hell of an introduction to the recent banking crisis.
'The Big Short' - fascinating, witty, sobering, a terrific tale of greed and corruption on Wall Street - 'The Assassin' requires patience but the reward is a feast for the senses - Eric Barbier's 'The Last Diamond' is a stylish, pacey diamond heist bedded in seduction, double cross and murder.
THE REVENANT OUT IN CINEMAS NOW Alejandro G. Innaritu / Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy / Thriller / 2016 / 15 / 156mins A thought occurred to me as I...
It is a comprehensively gory film that embraces violence and brutality like American Pie embraces sex jokes. The problem is that because the violence is so front and centre the film has been, in my view at least, misconceived in its intentions by many who have seen it.
Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' is an audaciously clever and stylish dialogue driven bag of surprises that sprinkles tongue-in-cheek humour and blood over a snow covered Wyoming landscape...
Eddie Redmayne lauded for his role as Stephen Hawking adopts a coy and safe approach to his portrayal of Lili which includes a justified full frontal nude scene but it's Alicia Vikander who dominates much of the film.
This was the blockbuster to end all blockbusters. The hype was untenable and it has finally arrived, and what a spectacle it is.
Joseph is going to be successful, I don't think anyone watching the show would question this, he would charm his way into the best of any situation. He is very likeable too and I wish him all the best.
As we now know, the lucky candidate was Vana Koutsomitis. Yes, I am aware that she was the runner up and as a consequence won't have to answer to Lord Sugar ever again, hence the use of the word 'lucky' as opposed to 'cursed'. You have to sympathise with the winner. Poor Joseph Valente, plumbing new depths of awfulness with that company name and logo.
We thrill to the sight of newcomers Finn, Rey, Poe, BB8 and assorted bad guys. The movie is a rollercoaster ride of dazzling special effects, action scenes and set pieces. And then, it stops.
J.J. Abrams's nailed it. The battle's won. 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is 135 minutes of high energy, excitement and escapism with a wow capital E that will have fans drooling.
Imagine something good and properly British making the London street food rounds that's not so much newfangled - and definitely not contrived - but traditional and comforting and prepared with thoughtfully sourced product and served with a friendly smile.
Sherpa aptly captures the increasingly acrimonious tension between foreign climbers and their guides while highlighting the codependence between the two parties and awing the eyes with stunning cinematography featuring the world's most majestic mountains as a backdrop.
Paul Weitz's 'Grandma' is a gem and Lily Tomlin wows - Guy Maddin's 'The Forbidden Room' is bizarre, inventive, surreal, absurd and hilarious - Lisa Vreela's documentary 'Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict' offers a tantalising insight into a woman who championed the greats of modern art...
Trust me when I say you'll be taken for a joyride into the quirky and kinky depths of LA that Hollywood would never dare reveal - Tangerine is full throttle and unforgiving.