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  • Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Sep, 2016

    A really nice animation with a simple quest story that has its heart in Japanese folklore. Imbued with a little bit of mother's magic, Kubo is able to perform in his village, playing music for origami characters who come to life, providing a visual accompaniment to his intriguing tales of exploration and wonder. Failing to heed his mother's advice, Kubo stays out after dark one evening and is instantly faced with the threat of his evil aunts and grandfather, who…

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

    The Girl with All the Gifts 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Sep, 2016

    Aside from the frustratingly shite title, this film pretty much gets it all right. Some kids wake up in their respective cells, grab their wheelchair and wait for armed guards to walk in and strap them in. Then they get wheeled to school. Every single day this happens until one day, shit goes down and survival becomes the name of the game.

    Best watched when you know absolutely nothing about it (like me), this is a movie that has fantastic…

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  • The Guest

    The Guest 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Sep, 2014 1

    Let me preface this review by saying that it is in no way a five star film. It's a five star film in the same way that The Other Guys, reviewed by Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian, is not a five star film. But sometimes you watch a movie and can't stop smiling. It entertains. It has you sitting back and going, "Yeah, why can't all films be like this?" And that's what The Guest did to me. Sure, it…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 27 Oct, 2014 1

    In the style of Matt, because why not. Saw this with my cinema card and also cos the poster looks damn cool. Look at it. Like some seventies sepia stuff and I'm always down for that. Opens on Gyllenhaal thin as hell. Hair slicked back like some creepy dude. No money but clearly owns a comb. Does bad shit with this grin. Freaked me out a bit but whatever, it's cool.
    He drives this shitty car all over the place,…