Dumbo (2019)

1919. The Medici Brothers circus is ailing. Returning from the war with one arm, equestrian Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) finds that his wife has died of influenza, his horses have been sold and he is now in charge of the elephants. Max Medici (Danny DeVito) has recently bought a pregnant elephant and is hoping he … Continue reading Dumbo (2019)

The Coen Brothers Retrospective

I discovered the Coen Brothers when I was approximately 16 years old. I say approximately because Fargo came out in 1996 when I was 15 and given its 18 certificate that meant I would have watched a VHS rental at some point the following year. Aside from the obvious fact that it was easier to … Continue reading The Coen Brothers Retrospective

Shazam!

When teenage foster kid Billy Batson (Asher Angel) meets an ancient wizard (Djimon Hounsou) he is granted the ability to transform into an adult superhero (Zachary Levi) by uttering the word Shazam! Shazam has an interesting history in comics. Originally created in 1939 by Fawcett Comics he was named Captain Marvel. Following copyright infringement claims … Continue reading Shazam!

mid90s

Stevie (Sunny Suljic) is a 13 year old in Los Angeles during the mid 90’s. He lives with his single mum (Katherine Waterston) and his older brother (Lucas Hedges). When he meets a group of teens in a skate shop he obtains a board and bonds with them over skating and growing up. Written and … Continue reading mid90s

Wild Rose

Wild Rose opens with the titular Rose (Jessie Buckley) being released from prison and making her way back to Glasgow where her mother Marion (Julie Walters) has been looking after her two young children for the last year. Rose is a country singer who dreams of making it to Nashville one day whilst her mother … Continue reading Wild Rose

Blue Jay

When high school sweethearts Jim (Mark Duplass) and Amanda (Sarah Paulson) bump into each other in their old home town they spend 24 hours reminiscing about their history and what could have been. My normal preference is to review current cinema releases or new streaming titles but I want to make an exception for Blue … Continue reading Blue Jay