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  • The One and Only Ivan

    The One and Only Ivan

    ★★½

    So, I've been quiet recently, as it turns out that moving city is quite time-consuming, who knew? Anyway, I haven't had time to get to the cinema in the past few weeks, so I haven't reviewed anything. But, between packing and shifting boxes, I got a chance to watch the latest Disney+ original film, The One and Only Ivan.

    You tend to get a free pass if you have animals in your movie (unless you're Dolittle) especially if said animal…

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    ★★★★½

    Is it a Christmas film? Is it a Halloween film? Well, let me put this argument to bed, it's both, there the argument is solved. Also, pineapple does go on pizza (if you want it to) and Jaffa Cakes are cakes, not biscuits.

    Alternatively, why don't we just forget restricting films to a certain season, and watch what we want, when we want? Or is that a bridge too far? 

    It is one of my pet peeves, the internet discourse…

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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★½

    Let me take a moment to explain about anxiety. Imagine for a moment your brain is not housed inside a head, and is instead housed inside a beehive, where the bees tend to hold a lot of raves and shout your biggest failings to you at all hours of the day. That is what anxiety feels like, to me at least.
    I bring this up because Uncut Gems is essentially that, a two-hour anxiety attack which a lot of people…

  • Hamilton

    Hamilton

    ★★★★½

    I actually wrestled with reviewing this when I went to see the show in London last year, but after much thought, I decided that my critical qualifications are stretched to their limits enough when I cover films, and extending it to potentially annoy the theatre world too might just be pushing my luck too far; after all, I know what a ruthless bunch musical theatre people can be, you'd find my body down an alleyway covered in glitter and doing…