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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★½

    When I first started reading the Gone Girl book six months ago I couldn't stand the characters so gave up on it. But once I knew the actors playing the characters in the film I was willing to give it another go. I read the book in no time and loved the plot. It was still quite hard to like the characters, however I can see now that they were in the breakdown of a marriage and were totally jaded…

  • Along Came a Spider

    Along Came a Spider

    ★★★★½

    My mum had told me this was a great movie years ago and I now see why. it starts with an amazing scene in which Alex Cross loses his police partner, and then goes on to show the horrible murder of a teacher and the kidnapping of a student. I was quite shocked at how aggressive the scenes were, but their uniqueness lured me in.

    Morgan Freeman has always been a favourite; he's just good in everything. I wasn't as…

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  • The Big Year

    The Big Year

    ★★

    Okay. Ending was a surprise.

  • Cloud Atlas

    Cloud Atlas

    ★★★★½

    Brilliant story with six intertwining tales from the 1850s to the 2300s.
    The film explores oppressed minority groups and their efforts to rebel to spark revolution. Complex, intriguing and profound, you have to hang onto every word to pick up on the subtleties in this piece.
    Well-known actors play many roles, and are often difficult to recognise. Some of the makeup is unconvincing, however, for the most part, the actors have taken rich characters from the book by David Mitchell,…