Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

The portmanteau horror film returns in this classy piece of British cinema starring Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther and Andy Nyman (who co-directed along with Jeremy Dyson) and a very welcome return it is too.  In the 1960's and 70's the portmanteau was a regular feature on the big screen with films like "Dr [...]

Sweet Country

Sweet Country

The debut film from director Warwick Thornton, "Samson and Delilah", was one of the most beautiful, moving, funny and tragic movies of the year...or any other year for that matter. It marked Thornton out as an artist...more than just a man who knew where to point the camera, he knew why he was pointing it [...]

Samson and Delilah

Samson and Delilah

***I'm currently sat in the bar of the Filmhouse cinema in Edinburgh waiting to see "Sweet Country", the latest film from Warwick Thornton. This is my review of his 2010 movie "Samson and Delilah" which was originally posted on myfilms2010*** Can you remember the last time you had some fast food? If you're anything like [...]

The Ice King

The Ice King

Figure skating last reached the big screen in the 2007 comedy "Blades of Glory". Starring Jon Heder and Will Ferrell it painted the world of competitive figure skating as one of ridiculous costumes, spiteful rivalry and ludicrous people. Figure skating was...naff and worthy of ridicule. John Curry was a deeply troubled man. Haunted by both [...]

Coco

Coco

Confession time. I've now seen "Coco" three times.  Twice in 2D and once in 3D. Further confession time. I really hate some Pixar movies. Yet more confessions time. I utterly loathed "Inside Out". OK? I'm sorry if any of that upsets you or makes you feel poorly disposed towards me.  I'm just trying to be [...]